White Nationalist Rally To Be Held At Texas A&M Campus

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Aug. 13 2017, Updated 11:39 a.m. ET

More chaos of the kind seen yesterday in Charlottesville is feared following the announcement that a white nationalist rally is to be held at Texas A&M University. The event, set for September 11, is being organized by white supremacist Preston Wiginton, who has previously organized several other such events at the university. In December, Wiginton invited the infamous Richard Spencer to one such event. The focal point of the rally is to be the Rudder Fountain, named for General James Earl Rudder, an Army Ranger who led the mission to destroy Nazi artillery at Pointe Du Hoc on D-Day, the Texas Tribune reports. Wiginton said the rally was a protest against “white genocide,” a phrase racists use to refer to diversity.

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“The event will be to protest the liberal anti-white agenda which includes white guilt which leads to white genocide”

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Wiginton also said the event was not “anti-brown” or “anti-black,” but “anti-liberal.” It is understood the protest will also target specific professors. When asked to supply information on any examples of white genocide, the Battalion reports he could not provide any at the time and said he was a promoter, not a speaker.

A counter-protest is being organized by doctoral student Adam Key, who says the white nationalists should not expect a warm reception.

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“White supremacists keep coming to our campus thinking we’re going to support them. Just like the last time they showed up, we want to demonstrate as clearly as we can that their ideas are not welcome here.”

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