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Texas A&M calls off planned white nationalist rally

 

August 16, 2017



AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University late Monday called off a planned white supremacist rally on its campus next month, citing concerns of a "major security risk" following the demonstrations that turned deadly over the weekend in Virginia.

The decision came amid bipartisan pressure from Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature, where lawmakers said protecting free speech was important, but rejecting hate even more so.

A former A&M student named Preston Wiginton had been organizing a "white lives matter" rally in College Station, Texas, saying he was inspired by Saturday's "Unite the...



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