Assuming that Richard Spencer is not a Soros stooge whose purpose is to damage the alt-right, he’s a better representative for the movement than is MILO.
Florida isn’t going to let the Antifa run wild the way Jewish Mayor Mike Signer did in Charlottesville.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida.
Scott warned in an executive order Monday that a “threat of a potential emergency is imminent” in Alachua County. Spencer is slated to speak at the campus in Gainesville on Thursday.
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 needed.
Let’s pick up the rest of the story from the New York Post:
Local authorities had asked Scott to declare the state of emergency in advance of Spencer’s UF event, the Sentinel reports.
His executive order ultimately means that the Division of Emergency Management — the state agency typically in charge of hurricane relief efforts — will now help police keep the peace during it, while also placing the Florida National Guard on standby.
Anti-fascist protesters, known as Antifa, plan to demonstrate on Thursday in response to Spencer’s seminar. Social media users, on both sides, have threatened to get violent at the event.
Police on Monday said they plan to use the state of emergency as a way to avoid a tragedy like Charlottesville.
“What was needed was the ability to reach out to some specialty teams,” Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell told the Sentinel. “We’ve never been able to predict the unknown and we just don’t know what to expect.”
Spencer, meanwhile, says the executive order was overkill.
“If someone is coming to speak I feel like declaring the state of emergency is out of bounds,” he told the Naples Daily News. “I feel like this may be an excuse to cancel the event but I simply don’t know…There’s no good reason why the speech shouldn’t take place.”
Expect Soros-funded anarchists posing as Nazis or as Trump supporters to try to start something in order to discredit the alt-right and Trump. If Spencer is a stooge that would be why he keeps popping up everywhere.