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MSU denies white nationalist leader to speak on campus

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Michigan State University is now denying a request to rent space to a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer.

Spencer promoted and attended last weekend's deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

The university released a statement Thursday saying it supports freedom of speech, but has "significant concerns about public safety in the wake of violence in Charlottesville." 

MSU said Wednesday it would "closely" review the request by group, adding that the school takes seriously its obligations to accommodate a broad range of speech, CBS Detroit reported.   

CBS reported Spencer called the decision "obvious censorship." He said "there's a clear legal precedent" for him to speak. 

The University of Florida also denied a request by Spencer's National Policy Institute to rent space for a September event. 

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