Here is more about the event:Here's Alligator Brewing Co's response to Richard Spencer's upcoming speech. This is amazing. pic.twitter.com/moN8dzAUtv— Socktober Koebi (@koebimoonlight) October 18, 2017
A state of emergency has been declared in Florida ahead of a controversial college event featuring Richard Spencer, the infamous white nationalist who helped organize the deadly rallies in Charlottesville.
Gov. Rick Scott made the move Monday, issuing an executive order as officials prepared to deal with the fallout from Spencer’s speaking engagement.
“I find that the threat of a potential emergency is imminent and hereby declare a state of emergency in Alachua County,” Scott wrote in the order.
Spencer, 39, is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday. He will also be addressing issues during a question-and-answer session, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Floridians reportedly are furious about the event, with protests already taking place in Gainesville.
You know a racist has stepped over a line when even Florida does not want him around.
As it turned out there were far more protesters than supporters.
During the speech Spencer was heckled and shouted down, which ultimately forced him to just give up.Protesters likely to exceed supporters of white nationalist Richard Spencer today in Gainesville. More here: https://t.co/LsXfLWYpkY #SpencerAtUF pic.twitter.com/x6huE1Gqp9— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) October 19, 2017
Courtesy of The Hill:This is what it sounds like during the Q&A. Spencer trying to explain white ethno-state. Audience keeping up the noise. #SpencerAtUF pic.twitter.com/W0umTCmIuv— Claire McNeill (@clairemcneill) October 19, 2017
He was eventually forced to beat an early retreat as protesters drowned him out with chants of "go home Spencer."
Well it looks like the score is 1 for the ale brewery and 0 for the white supremacist.