COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Hundreds of people protested a white nationalist’s speaking engagement at the Texas A&M University campus.
Several groups protested outside of the student centre Tuesday night during and before the appearance by Richard Spencer, who leads a white nationalist organization. Some silently held placards while others loudly chanted slogans.
Hundreds gathered at nearby Kyle Field to hear music and speeches highlighting diversity and unity as a counter to Spencer.
Meanwhile, about 400 people filled a student centre ballroom – some listening to Spencer, others jeering him. Those attending the speech had to walk a gantlet of chanting protesters while leaving the hall.
A&M officials say they didn’t schedule the speech by Spencer, who was invited to speak by a former student who reserved campus space available to the public.