Florida declares state of emergency in advance


tay
#1
of speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer

The state’s Republican governor warned in an executive order Monday that a “threat of a potential emergency is imminent” in Alachua County, in north Florida. Spencer is slated to speak at the campus on Thursday and his pending appearance has already sparked protests in the university town.

Spencer participated in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to deadly violence in August.

Scott’s executive order will allow local law-enforcement authorities to partner with state and other law-enforcement agencies to provide security for the event. The university has already said it expects to spend $500,000 on security.

The governor is also activating the Florida National Guard to help with security if it is needed. Scott said he declared the emergency after discussing Spencer’s speech with Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell.


Florida declares state of emergency in advance of speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer – The Denver Post
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
#2
Pretty bad when the national guard has to be sent out to ensure a citizen has the right to speak his mind.
 
tay
#3
They must be expecting some kind of mayhem from his opposition.......
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
#4
The opponents of free speech.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Pretty bad when the national guard has to be sent out to ensure a citizen has the right to speak his mind.

It's the tip of the iceberg.
 

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