Protesters from around the state are making their way to College Station and Texas A&M University to take a stand against white nationalist Richard Spencer, who will be speaking on campus Tuesday.
Spencer is the leader of the so-called "alt-right," a name currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States in addition to, or over, other traditional conservative positions such as limited government, low taxes and strict law-and-order, according to the Associated Press.
Spencer was not invited by the university, but by former Aggie Preston Wiginton. There are about 60 people on the guest list, which includes white nationalists and people who say they want to peacefully challenge the speaker.
As Spencer's event takes place at 7 p.m., an "Aggies United" event will happen at 6 p.m. According to KVUE's sister station, KAGS, Texas A&M University police plan to be at both events and have backup.