Hundreds protest white nationalist's speech at Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - 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.
Peaceful event at Texas A&M has ended. Two non-student arrests made.— Texas A&M Police (@TAMUPolice) December 7, 2016