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Hundreds Show Up Against Richard Spencer At Michigan State University

Mar 6, 2018

Hundreds of protestors clashed with law enforcement and white supremacists at Michigan State University yesterday. 

Law enforcement formed a human wall to try and separate protestors and people trying to attend a Richard Spencer speech.  When protestors and Spencer supporters did meet, there was often yelling and physical violence.  Protestors tried to push the attendees back and threw water bottles, sticks, and other objects at them. 

Duncan Tarr is with one group that organized the protest.  He says people came from all over the community and Midwest.

“Like really took a stand against the Alt-Right and Richard Spencer’s movement and just put our bodies in the road and said you can’t go to this event.”

There were arrests on both sides.  Law enforcement officials say over a dozen people were arrested for misdemeanor and felony offenses.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org