gainesville - The governor of the US state of Florida has declared the state of emergency locally because of a visit by an extreme right-wing leader at the University of Florida in Gainesville this week. In this way, Governor Rick Scott hopes to be prepared in time if the meeting may end up in violence.
Richard Spencer, who leads a white nationalist group, wants a speech at the university on Thursday. He is seen as one of the founders of the so-called alt-right movement. According to local media, he had threatened a lawsuit if the university would ban the meeting. The school called the students to ignore his 'message of hatred' at least.
In August, a riot of extreme right came out in Charlottesville. Right-wing extremists succeeded with protesters and a 20-year Nazi sympathizer drove a crowd with his car. A 32 year old woman came to life.