Hundreds protest white nationalist Richard Spencer at Michigan State University

In October, Florida declared a state of emergency to guard against violence between Spencer's supporters and hundreds of protesters as Spencer gave a speech at the University of Florida in Gainsville.

"Police in their riot gear came and cleared the road and they now hold that road", Hewett reported.

Police say two dozen people, including protesters and Spencer supporters, have been arrested on charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.

Most of Spencer's supporters were blocked from entering the MSU venue. Some people were hit by rocks, water bottles and other objects, and police confirmed there was a report of an unknown chemical substance thrown into the crowd.

Police estimate about 500 people showed up to demonstrate against white supremacist Richard Spencer.

Katie Kuhn of Lansing led some anti-Spencer chants.

Pillai said he was with a small group of friends, all of whom shared the same sentiment toward Spencer's ideologies. Spencer planned to speak at the University of Cincinnati this week but it fell through after the school demanded an $11,000 security fee, Spencer's attorney told The Associated Press. "We want to let him know there's more people out here who hate what he stands for than who are going to be inside listening".

Cameron Padgett, a student at Georgia State University, originally made the request to rent space from MSU. The two side reached an agreement then to let Spencer speak.

Richard Spencer coined the term "alt-right, ' and popularized the idea of a future state exclusively for white people".

Spencer denied MLive.com and several other media organizations press credentials.

"The safety and security of our campus community remains our top priority", Monette said.

  • Santos West