Texas A&M cancels 'White Lives Matter' rally planned for September 11

Citing safety concerns, a "White Lives Matter" rally at Texas A&M University that was set to be held on Sept. 11 has been abruptly canceled by the school.

White nationalist and Alt-right leader Richard Spencer, who was behind the Charlottesville rally that turned deadly, was scheduled to host the event.

The University released a press statement on the event:

"After consultation with law enforcement and considerable study, Texas A&M is canceling the event scheduled by Preston Wiginton at Rudder Plaza on campus on September 11 because of concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff and the public."

Wiginton invited Spencer to speak at A&M in December in a tense situation that had students protesting outside of the event.

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With news of the cancellation in Texas, it is being reported that Spencer has asked a request to do a speaking engagement at the University of Florida on Sept. 12.

The president of the University of Florida sent students an email where he explained that Spencer's presence would be "deeply disturbing."

"For many in the community, including myself, this speaker's presence would be deeply disturbing," W. Kent Fuchs said in the email. "While this speaker's views do not align with our values as an institution, we must follow the law, upholding the First Amendment not to discriminate based on content and provide access to a public space."

Students at both universities rallied to protest against the alt-right movement following the harrowing events in Charlottesville.