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Controversial Alt-Right's Richard Spencer to speak at Auburn

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -

Richard Spencer, co-editor of AltRight.com, is scheduled to speak at Auburn University Tuesday. Spencer made the announcement through a video on Twitter.

Auburn University issued a statement Wednesday in regard to Spencer's visit:

"We strongly deplore his views, which run counter to those of this institution. While his event isn’t affiliated with the university, Auburn supports the Constitutional right to free speech. We encourage the campus community to respond to speech they find objectionable with their own views in civil discourse and to do so with respect and inclusion."

Spencer is paying $700 to rent the space plus all costs for security, which will be provided by the Auburn Police Division. He's set to speak at James E. Foy Hall on April 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.

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