Hundreds Show Up Against Richard Spencer At Michigan State University

White nationalist leader to face protesters Monday at MSU	 	 	 			White nationalist leader Richard Spencer

A group protests white nationalist Richard Spencer's visit to Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., March 5, 2018.

Photos of the brawl show at least one police officer with a bloody nose, though no serious injuries to authorities have been reported. Two dozen people were arrested as a result of the protests, police said.

Spencer has drawn a mix of support and scorn wherever he goes. Bottles and rocks were also thrown during the skirmishes.

Economics senior Rahul Pillai attended the protest and said the university's decision to hold the event during spring break had an impact on the number of attendees.

Earlier, about 20 or so Spencer supporters tried to walk directly through the crowd to get to the Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education.

A protester is detained by police outside the venue where white nationalist Richard Spencer was scheduled to speak. An Okemos resident and MSU graduate, he said he just wants to voice his concerns about Spencer's appearance. The event, organized by interfaith leaders, drew more than a hundred residents and local elected officials who aimed to combat Spencer's divisive message by emphasizing the Lansing-region's dedication to love, peace and diversity.

"Hate speech is not free speech, advocating for the destruction or separation of various people based off the color of their skin, and their ethnicity is an abomination and it's abhorred and I don't know why I have to say that but that's why we're here", said Lauren Pepper, a MSU student. Spencer was granted permission to speak after suing the university which is now on Spring break.

The university said it'll continue to consider a request from Spencer's representatives to look for dates later this year.

A federal judge ordered the two sides into mediation.

Richard Spencer coined the term "alt-right, ' and popularized the idea of a future state exclusively for white people".

50 people heard Spencer speak.

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