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White Supremacist Richard Spencer's U Of M Visit Is Off For Now

Mar 12, 2018

Richard Spencer in 2016.
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White supremacist Richard Spencer will not be speaking at the University of Michigan or any other college campus for the foreseeable future.

In a video released on Sunday, Spencer announced he is halting his tour, due in part to the response he received at Michigan State University.

Hoai An Pham is a member of Stop Spencer at the University of Michigan.  She says this is an incredible win, and shows that protesting does work.

"We've seen in history that when people show up it does make a difference, and I think this is one time where showing up has made an incredible difference, and showing Spencer that there is actual resistance, that people are willing to show up and stay there to protest him," says Pham.

Spencer had been negotiating a possible appearance on U of M's campus sometime after April 28th.

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— Taylor Pinson is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org