By: Kyle James | 10-17-2017 | News
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Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead Of Richard Spencer Talk

The Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of white nationalist speaker Richard Spencer's planned visit to the state. Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida on October 19 at 2:30 p.m. EST.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Very important message about ticketing. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) <a href="">October 17, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Spencer responded to the state of emergency declared by Governor Scott by saying he believed it was just a formality in order for the state to employ the National Guard. It is said in the video that this is standard procedure when preparing for an event with the need for a high level of security.

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What we do know for sure is that Governor Scott issued the request at the behest of local law enforcement authorities in Gainesville. The declaration essentially gives control of security surrounding the event to the state allowing them full authority to clamp down on any violence that may arise.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ticketing info about the <a href="">@RichardBSpencer</a> event taking place at the Phillips Center at <a href="">@UF</a> 10/19 at 230pm EST. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Cameron Padgett (@CameronVPadgett) <a href="">October 16, 2017</a></blockquote>

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The University of Florida acquired a $10,564 fee for the rental of the property where the event is being held and any security inside the theater but did say they would be unable to provide any additional security prompting the Governor to take action and authorize National Guard to respond through the State of Emergency.

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Anonymous No. 9765 2017-10-17 : 03:12

libcucks are so scared they hired the national guard to "protect" against richard spencer

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