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Shouts of ‘Go home’ greet white nationalist at Florida speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A public appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer began tensely, but mostly peacefully, at the University of Florida on Thursday as police, protesters and white nationalists gathered for a planned speech that prompted Florida’s governor to declare a state of emergency. But inside the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, on an isolated corner of the campus, students with tickets booed heavily and chanted a profane phrase against Spencer as he came onstage. “We represent a new white America!” said one speaker who came onstage to introduce Spencer. “Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter!” student protesters chanted in response.

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