Intersection: Richard Spencer And Free Speech On College Campuses

Intersection: Richard Spencer And Free Speech On College Campuses

Three men were arrested after a shooting following white supremacist Richard Spencer's controversial speech at the University of Florida, police said on Friday.

There was very little violence during the event itself, with one Spencer supporter getting pushed and punched by protesters.

Police identified the suspects as three Texas men: Tyler Tenbrink, 28, of Richmond; and William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, of Pasadena.

Three men have been arrested in Florida. They were being held in the Alachua County Jail.

It's time to stand strong and united against this type of hate, showing white nationalists like Spencer we will not stand for the bigoted philosophy he has been spreading across the country. Tenbrink will face additional charges for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police say the three men stopped their vehicle to argue with a group of protesters after Spencer's speech and began threatening, offering Nazi salutes and shouting "Heil Hitler". Tenbrink fired a single shot at an unidentified victim, which missed, according to authorities. Tenbrink got out of the auto with a handgun while William Fears and Colton Fears yelled, "I'm going to f--ing kill you", and "Shoot them".

With white nationalist "identitarian" Richard Spencer and his adherents now safely out of Alachua County.

The three suspects were later caught after the victim had memorized their Jeep's license plate and alerted authorities.

Before Spencer's speech on Thursday, the Gainesville Sun actually interviewed William Fears about why he drove from Houston to hear an advocate of ethnic cleansing lecture college students about free speech. The investigation remains ongoing, Tobias said. "Us coming in and saying we're taking over your town, we're starting to push back, we're starting to want to intimidate back". Bristow claims in the statement that he helped the American Civil Liberties Union when it sued to allow a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August that led to deadly violence when 20-year-old white nationalist James Field Jr., of OH, struck and killed a protester with his auto.

Fears told the Sun that a man known for driving his auto into a crowd of people in the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests "wasn't unjustified".

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