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Alt-Right Leader Heckled During Speech at UF

Richard Spencer's speech 'mostly drowned out,' per one newspaper

(Newser) - Richard Spencer gave his much-anticipated speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville Thursday and, not surprisingly, the white supremacist leader was greeted with protests. CNN says the "vast majority" of those protesting at the event were against Spencer, and that many of those inside the venue where he... More »

Florida Declares State of Emergency Before Alt-Right Speech

Richard Spencer to speak in Gainesville Thursday

(Newser) - White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday, and authorities are treating him like an approaching hurricane: Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Alachua County, which includes the Gainesville campus where Spencer will speak, the New York Daily News... More »

Black Journalist Who Protected Alt-Right Protester Has No Regrets

'It doesn't matter if he doesn't see my humanity ... I see his'

(Newser) - When journalist Al Letson saw a suspected alt-right protester being beaten by "antifa" supporters in Berkeley, Calif., on Sunday , he didn't stop to consider what the fallen man might think of him. Letson, who is black, simply wanted to save him. Running into the crowd, Letson jumped on... More »

14 Arrested as Berkeley Protest Turns Violent

Alt-right protesters were vastly outnumbered

(Newser) - At least 14 people were arrested in Berkeley, Calif., Sunday as counter-protesters clashed with vastly outnumbered supporters of President Trump. Some of the 7,000 counter-protesters confronted a small group of "alt-right" protesters who had originally intended to gather for a "No to Marxism in America" rally that... More »

Dog Owners' Plan to Push Back on Right-Wing Rally: Poop

It's going down in San Francisco this weekend

(Newser) - Locals are getting creative in how to deal with right-wing rallies in the wake of Charlottesville , and no more so than in San Francisco. The Patriot Prayer group will hold a "free speech" rally Saturday at Crissy Field, and the Guardian reports on an idea thought up by 45-year-old... More »

Tina Fey Has Advice About This Weekend's Alt-Right Rallies

Treat them 'like the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads'

(Newser) - Why protest when you could eat cake? That's something Tina Fey would like you to consider. During a segment on the events in Charlottesville during Thursday's standalone episode of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update , the University of Virginia grad proposed "sheet caking" as an alternative to... More »

Steve Bannon Has a Scaramucci Moment

In unsolicited interview, he calls far right 'a collection of clowns'

(Newser) - Has Steve Bannon taken a page from the Mooch's playbook? In a move reminiscent of Anthony Scaramucci's fateful New Yorker interview, the White House strategist opened up to Robert Kuttner at liberal magazine American Prospect in an unsolicited interview. On Charlottesville, Bannon described the far right as a... More »

Trump Press Conference Reactions: Disgust, Disbelief

Republicans slam his defense of alt-right protesters

(Newser) - President Trump's extraordinary Trump Tower press conference Tuesday—in which he described some participants in white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville as "very fine people," said the "alt-left" should share the blame for a counter-protester's death, and compared Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to George Washington—... More »

Employer Cans Virginia Protester

'The actions of those in Charlottesville are not supported by Top Dog'

(Newser) - A man who traveled from Berkeley, Calif., to attend the Charlottesville protests won't have a job when he gets home. The Top Dog hot dog chain fired Cole White after he was identified on social media as one of the white nationalist protesters in the Virginia city, the East ... More »

Rally Organizer Blames Cops for Violence

Jason Kessler got chased out of chaotic news conference by protesters

(Newser) - The organizer of the "Unite the Right" rally that ended in bloodshed Saturday had to flee his own press conference within minutes Sunday after angry protesters moved in. Jason Kessler was whisked to safety by police after being chased by a crowd of protesters, some of them shouting "... More »

Google CEO Calls Off Meeting Amid Alt-Right Fears

Workers said they were worried about harassment

(Newser) - Google CEO Sundar Pichai planned to address the controversy over an anti-diversity memo at an all-employee town hall meeting—but he called it off after workers said they were worried about online harassment. Pichai said questions from employees had been leaked and their identities had been published on alt-right websites,... More »

Trump Should Fear Damage Bannon Can Do In White House

In Bannon-McMaster tiff, McMaster isn't the real problem, 'WSJ' editors warn

(Newser) - New White House chief of staff John Kelly certainly has his fair share of challenges ahead of him—and one of them might be mitigating a coordinated alt-right attack against President Trump's national security adviser. The Wall Street Journal editorial board weighs in on what appears to be a... More »

Airbnb Makes Big Move Against Alt-Right Rally Attendees

Service cancels bookings for those coming to Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' event

(Newser) - An alt-right rally planned in a Charlottesville, Va., park Saturday is a follow-up to protests in May against the removal of a Confederate statue there . But those attending may have to rebook their lodgings: After Airbnb got wind of large groups making reservations through its system to ostensibly attend the... More »

Reddit User Thrilled With Trump's Wrestling Video Tweet

'I never expected my meme to be retweeted by the God Emporer himself!!!'

(Newser) - The video at the center of yet another President Trump controversy appears to have originated on Reddit, where user HanA**holeSolo has become the toast of the r/The_Donald community. The video , a clip from a 2007 WWE event with CNN's logo replacing the head of Vince McMahon as he is... More »

Southern Baptists Vote to Condemn Alt-Right Racism

Outcry followed rejection of earlier resolution

(Newser) - The Southern Baptist Convention has voted to condemn "alt-right" racism—along with every other kind of racism. The denomination, which is holding its annual convention in Phoenix, approved a resolution Wednesday to "denounce and repudiate" racism, "including alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus... More »

In Portland, Alt-Right Rally Met by Counter-Protests

14 arrested at dueling rallies

(Newser) - An alt-right "free speech" rally went ahead in Portland, Ore. Sunday despite the mayor's objections —and was met with three separate counter-protests on three sides. Around 3,000 counter-protesters, including labor groups and black-clad antifascist activists, gathered while a few hundred people, many with pro-President Trump signs,... More »

Portland Mayor to Alt-Right Rally Organizers: Cancel

In the wake of Friday's murder of 2 men who defended Muslim teens

(Newser) - The mayor of Portland, Ore., is pleading with organizers of two upcoming alt-right rallies to cancel them in the wake of Friday's train stabbings that left two dead and one injured, the Oregonian reports. Ted Wheeler also says the city won't be issuing any city permits for such... More »

Why Charlottesville Is Newest Flash Point in Alt-Right Wars

Virginia city's plans to remove Robert E. Lee statue causes a ruckus

(Newser) - The latest alt-right flash point is in Charlottesville, Va., with protests and counter-protests over plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. Things got heated over the weekend when white nationalist Richard Spencer led marches , including a nighttime one complete with burning torches,... More »

Alt-Right Torch-Wielders Protest at Robert E. Lee Statue

To chants of 'You will not replace us,' 'Russia is our friend'

(Newser) - "What brings us together is that we are white, we are a people, we will not be replaced," intoned Richard Spencer, the man who coined the term "alt-right," at rallies Saturday near a contentious statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va. As the Daily Progress... More »

Cartoon Frog Taken Over by the Alt-Right Croaks

Creator Matt Furie gave up trying to keep Pepe out of the hands of white supremacists

(Newser) - He tried to #SavePepe but in the end, Matt Furie had to let the frog go. The Guardian reports that Furie, the cartoonist who created the amphibian character that was appropriated by the alt-right in internet memes, killed off Pepe the Frog to coincide with Free Comic Book Day on... More »

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