Fights erupt ahead of white nationalist's speech in Michigan

Joy Montgomery
March 8, 2018

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Police say at least two dozen people were arrested Monday.

According to MSU Police Capt. Doug Monette, a melee outside MSU's Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education led to some of the estimated 500 protesters assembling there being taken into custody and some could face misdemeanor or felony charges.

Lot of people screaming at police.

"I don't want to shut the event down, but I want people attending the event and Richard Spencer to know that there are people who are willing to fight for our country and what our country stands for - which is equality, diversity and democracy", he told CBS Detroit. The officers wore helmets and clutched batons. But hundreds of protesters turned out, shouting profanities at Spencer supporters and police. The two sides screamed obscenities at each other. She says there's too much "hate and fear".

News 10 tried to talk with people who supported Spencer and his message. One man said he was on the fence about Spencer as a person but came out of the speech with a better understanding. "This is our free speech being exercised".

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"I'm just not a big fan of MSU paying his security fees of what, half a million dollars, and then letting him speak", Pillai said.

No one severely injured as of this point.

The university originally planned to charge Spencer's National Policy Institute group $2,000 to set aside a room on campus for the speech, but chose to deny the group the opportunity to speak citing safety concerns.

But back in January, the university announced it would not happen this semester, which ends in April.

Cameron Padgett, a student at Georgia State University, originally made the request to rent space from MSU.

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