White nationalist Richard Spencer requests to speak on University of Michigan campus


ANN ARBOR, Mich. - White nationalist Richard Spencer wants to speak at the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus. 
The university is reviewing the request from Spencer’s National Policy Institute (NPI), school spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said. 

“The university will carefully consider this request, paying close attention to the safety and security of our community,” Fitzgerald said. 

Michigan State University recently denied a request from the NPI and is facing a lawsuit.

READ: MSU sued after rejecting speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer

Here is the statement from Michigan State University on denying NPI’s request:

"After consultation with law enforcement officials, Michigan State University has decided to deny the National Policy Institute's request to rent space on campus to accommodate a speaker. This decision was made due to significant concerns about public safety in the wake of the tragic violence in Charlottesville. While we remain firm in our commitment to freedom of expression, our first obligation is to the safety and security of our students and our community."

Earlier this month Spencer was greeted with loud boos and chants of "Go home Spencer" during his speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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