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Texas A&M Cancels Richard Spencer’s ‘White Lives Matter’ Event

Texas A&M University cancelled white nationalist Richard Spencer’s “White Lives Matter” event Monday, citing security concerns.

The university cancelled the event scheduled to take place outdoors on Sept. 11 at Texas A&M, following a notice event organizer Preston Wiginton sent to the media titled “Today Charlottesville, Tomorrow Texas A&M,” according to a university statement.

“Linking the tragedy of Charlottesville with the Texas A&M event creates a major security risk on our campus,” said the university. “Additionally, the daylong event would provide disruption to our class schedules and to student, faculty, and staff movement (both bus system and pedestrian).” (RELATED: Left-Wing Agitators Call For Escalated Tactics In Response To Charlottesville)

Texas A&M went on to say that its dedication to free speech could not be questioned and that the university had previously allowed Spencer to speak in Dec. 2016.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Texas A&M, but a university spokesman declined to provide further comment.

TheDCNF reached out to Spencer for comment but received none in time for publication.

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