Fights erupt, 12 arrested ahead of white nationalist's speech in Michigan - 2018-03-06

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F349.png Fights erupt, 12 arrested ahead of white nationalist's speech in Michigan March 6, 2018, Steve Friess, Reuters

EAST LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - A least a dozen people were arrested on Monday after supporters of Richard Spencer clashed with protesters outside a Michigan college campus where the white nationalist was scheduled to speak.

Among those arrested were Gregory Conte, director of operations for Spencer's organization, the National Policy Institute, according to Evan McLaren, the group's executive director.

Fistfights broke out on a road leading to Michigan State University in East Lansing as about 40 backers of Spencer walked up a road leading to the campus, where roughly 500 demonstrators had gathered, surrounding an armored police vehicle.

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