Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

University: No decision on white nationalist's speech demand


CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati says it isn't ready to announce a decision on a demand that it allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus.

A UC spokesman says university officials are continuing to consider "safety and logistical issues" associated with an appearance by Spencer. The comment came after UC's board of trustees met for about 90 minutes in closed session Thursday.

Attorney Kyle Bristow earlier wrote emails to UC and Ohio State University saying they had until Friday to agree to make campus space available for Spencer to speak or face a lawsuit.

An Ohio State spokesman says the university continues to review the request.

The Ohio universities are the latest targeted by Spencer since he participated in an August white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to deadly violence.

2017-10-12 20:24:15 GMT

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