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U-M Students Plan Week Of Anti-Richard Spencer Demonstrations

Nov 27, 2017

Students protesting on the University of Michigan campus on November 16, 2016
Credit Corey Seeman

A growing number of University of Michigan students are voicing their concerns over the possibility of white supremacist Richard Spencer speaking at their school.


Multiple student groups have organized a week of events aimed at stopping Spencer from coming to the university.

Included among them is a "Speak Out" demonstration on the University Diag happening Tuesday at 6 p.m. and a "Student Strike" on Thursday.

The University of Michigan has not yet made a decision on whether Spencer will be allowed to speak on campus.

By law, it is not allowed to refuse a speaker based solely on the presumed content of their speech, but it can refuse one if the university determines it can't ensure safety of the public.

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