Auburn Police identify 3 people arrested amid protests outside Richard Spencer's speech

Spencer indeed cited race during his speech, saying, "The alt-right is about being a white person, being a European in the 21st century", and later adding, "There'd be no history without us".

"If Auburn thinks that I'm going to back down because they canceled on me, that I'm just simply going to politely go away, then they don't know me at all".

Last week, the university issued a statement that said in part, "We strongly deplore his views, which run counter to those of this institution".

By the time Spencer was done speaking, the protest outside had exploded, with hundreds more people assembled.

He also spoke at length about the battle to secure the space for the evening's talk, touching on free speech and the power of language.

In a statement, the university said it would abide by the decision and allow Spencer to speak.

But Spencer obtained a federal court order Tuesday afternoon that forced the university to allow him to speak as scheduled Tuesday evening.

"Auburn did not produce evidence that Mr. Spencer's speech is likely to incite or produce imminent lawless action", U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins ruled. "Students, faculty, and staff should remain aware of their surroundings and report any unusual or threatening activity to the Auburn Police ..."

"Auburn University supports the rights and privileges afforded by the First Amendment".

Spencer is notorious for organizing white supremacist conferences through the National Policy Institute, and is widely-considered one of the most visible faces of the extremist "alt-right" movement which came to prominence amid the rise of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential elections.

"We faced a legal challenge, and we won", Spencer said.

Colleges across the country from the University California, Berkeley, to Texas A&M have been trying to balance free speech and security when controversial speakers appear on campus.

The university initially approved Spencer's hall rental, but tried to cancel the event after critics warned that it would incite violence and endanger student safety, according to WSFA-TV.

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