- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of people protested a white nationalist’s speaking engagement at the Texas A&M; University campus.

Several groups protested outside of the student center Tuesday night during and before the appearance by Richard Spencer, who leads a white nationalist organization. Some silently held placards while others loudly chanted slogans. A&M; police say two non-students were arrested but gave no details.

Hundreds gathered at nearby Kyle Field to hear music and speeches highlighting diversity and unity as a counter to Spencer.

Meanwhile, about 400 people filled a student center ballroom - some listening to Spencer, others jeering him. Those attending the speech had to walk a gantlet of chanting protesters while leaving the hall.

A&M; officials say they didn’t schedule the speech by Spencer, who was invited to speak by a former student who reserved campus space available to the public.


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