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White Supremacist Heckled in Florida as Jewish Students Do Good Deeds

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:09 am
Posted by Chabad.org

Despite tensions that mounted throughout the week with news that white supremacist Richard Spencer was coming to speak at the University of Florida in Gainesville—a school with an estimated 6,000 Jewish students, one of the highest demographics on a campus outside of Israel—the event ended relatively quietly on Thursday, with a low turnout for the address and some heckling by protestors who far outnumbered Spencer supporters.

Fears had worsened before the speech when the Tabacinic Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Student Center, the campus Chabad House, was targeted by the neo-Nazi publication The Daily Stormer, which urged people to “Go to other places in the city of Gainsville [sic] and stage... ( Read More » )


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