"I find that the threat of a potential emergency is imminent", Scott said in a seven-page executive order.
The order allows state, county, and local agencies to coordinate their resources more quickly and freely before and during the rally in Gainesville and activates the Florida National Guard.
The university will recoup $10,564 from Spencer's National Police Institute for the two-hour rental of the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Scott's order came at the request of Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell, who said she sought the emergency declaration "more so of being able to get the resources needed to prepare, rather than a sense of alarm regarding the protest".
Governor Rick Scott said, "We live in a country where everyone has the right to voice their opinion, however, we have zero tolerance for violence and public safety is always our number one priority".
Cameron Padgett, a Georgia State University student who helped organize Spencer's speech in Gainesville, posted a video on Twitter [twitter.com] Monday, with an update about how to get tickets for the event.
The university provided a permit for Spencer to speak, though Fuchs clarified that he strongly disagreed with Spencer's views.
A few weeks later, however, UF had to capitulate: As the university explained in a Q&A published on its site, as a state institution, UF is not allowed to limit free speech-even when it is hate speech-and so had no choice but to rent space out for Spencer's talk, or be in violation of the law. On Thursday, we will see if Hurricane Spencer will force campus Marxists like Ortiz to show their true, authoritarian, anti-American colors.
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While Tesla did not provide statistics, it suggested that its attrition rate this year is roughly similar to last year's rate. Tesla had been aiming to produce 1,500 Model 3 cars by last month and is targeting 5,000 a week by the end of this year.
Korea, US discuss summit preparations, key issues
For the party's and Xi's honor, China can not allow any instability to occur before and during the congress that is expected to run for about a week.
"I'm up there with hurricanes and invading armies and zombie apocalypses", he said, laughing.
Fuchs encouraged students and others to shun Spencer.
Florida Legal Services told WUFT News that there will be multiple attorneys on scene for Spencer's event Thursday to ensure protesters are not wrongfully arrested.
The group has also organized a "teach-in" on Tuesday that will have a "panel discussion with professors from UF" encouraging people to "come out and learn about anti-racism, anti-fascism and what we can do in the face of oppression".
"We're dealing with a lot of unknowns". "We are hoping this will go very smoothly and peacefully".
They chanted, "We're going to talk with the president!"