Richard Spencer, the white supremacist best known for being punched on Inauguration Day, has announced that he still plans to show up at Auburn University Tuesday for a planned talk despite being disinvited by the administration.
Saying it had “credible evidence” from law enforcement that Spencer’s presence would “jeopardize the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors,” Auburn University, a public school, canceled a talk at which Richard Spencer had been invited by students to speak. Not willing to accept that outcome, Spencer has since asked a court to mandate that he be allowed to speak and said that he’s going to be there regardless, with his own security if need be.
While it’s worth noting that Spencer likely does have the weight of constitutional precedent behind him, that hasn’t stopped users on sites like Twitter from expressing outrage.
Some of the responses are downright aggressive.
Others made reference to the now-famous inauguration punch.
Some did use the chance to advocate for a more practical approach.
And, of course, there are those searching for the lighter side.
Spencer’s bluster may well lead to nothing, and there’s a chance he simply hasn’t shown up. But nevertheless, people are ready to take action, with some already advertising that they’re prepared to show up at Auburn for a counter-protest against whatever it is that Spencer may have planned.Photos via Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla