White nationalist to speak March 14 at Cincinnati college

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CINCINNATI (AP) – An attorney says white nationalist Richard Spencer’s planned appearance at the University of Cincinnati has been scheduled for next March 14.

Michigan attorney Kyle Bristow has been pursuing legal efforts to get Spencer booked onto college campuses. Some universities have refused, and he has lawsuits pending in courts against Ohio State, Michigan State and Penn State.

The University of Cincinnati trustees in October condemned hate while defending a decision to allow Spencer to speak on campus, an appearance the school president says is stirring fear. The trustees’ resolution said they believe in upholding the First Amendment and the fundamental role of free speech at a public university.

Messages were left Tuesday for UC representatives.

Spencer uses the term “alt-right” to describe a mix of racism, white nationalism and anti-immigration views.Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

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