Thousands Protest Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer at Texas A&M
December 7, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
AntiHate Protest moving towards line to get into Richard Spencer speech
Texas A&M University has been called the “most conservative state university in the country.” It has long been noted for its “Corps of Cadets” and its reactionary traditions. So it’s significant that on Tuesday night, December 6, thousands of people turned out in College Station, Texas to protest the presence of neo-Nazi (aka “alt-right”) leader Richard Spencer on the A&M campus.
Hundreds of A&M students came out to protest with homemade placards and banners. They were joined by people who traveled from Houston, Austin, and other Texas towns and cities. They confronted police who forcibly prevented them from entering the room where Spencer was speaking.
At Kyle Field, the A&M football stadium, near the venue where Spencer spoke to a handful of people under heavy police protection, thousands of people came to an “Aggies United” event to oppose Spencer.
Many copies of the statement “In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America” had circulated on campus prior to Spencer’s appearance. The fact that even at such a conservative bastion as Texas A&M University, a fascist Trumpist like Spencer encounters such vehement opposition indicates the potential and basis for resisting and DEFEATING the consolidation of the Trump regime.
Hundreds of A&M students with homemade placards and banners joined thousands of people to protest neo-Nazi (aka “alt-right”) Richard Spencer, December 6. (AP photo)
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