AUBURN, ALA. (EETV) - Students across campus have been warned by multiple groups and the university about alt-right leader and white supremacist Richard Spencer speaking on campus tonight. 

Richard Spencer is a self-proclaimed alt-right white supremacist. He is the president of the National Policy Institute, a lobbying group for white supremacists and the alt-right. He founded AlternativeRight.com and AltRight.com, websites that both support alt-right ideals and values. 

Spencer garnered widespread media attention during the 2016 presidential election when he told his supporters at a National Policy Institute conference,  "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!" to which his supporters responded with the Nazi salute and chants. He was also notably punched in the face during a live interview on the street. 

Spencer first announced his plan to visit Auburn last Wednesday via a tweet. He said he would be talking about the alt-right, about Trump and Syria, and taking questions. He said he expected the event to be "wild."



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