Protest

A man who fired a shot at anti-Nazi protesters following a speech at the University of Florida by a white nationalist has been charged with attempted murder, police in Gainesville said Friday. Two men who allegedly urged him to shoot face the same charge.

White nationalist Richard Spencer is in Gainesville today.

WUSF will bring you coverage of the community's response to the speech, security costs and more from correspondent Morgan McMullen and Florida Public Radio Network reporters.

On Tuesday President Trump officially canceled DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. That’s the program that protects undocumented immigrants from deportation if they were brought here as children. As news spread at a rally in Miami for DACA recipients,  the mood was defiant.

Images: Southern Poverty Law Center.

In the wake of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA—and the terrorist act of ramming a car into a crowd of counter-protesters that injured dozens and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer—hate groups and other extremists are in the national spotlight. Florida has the dubious distinction of being the state with the second-highest number of such active groups in the country at 63. 

Gage Skidmore

Protesters gathered outside a sold out fundraiser in Altamonte Springs Tuesday night waving signs that read “Stop hiding,” and “Hold a town hall.” They hoped to make a statement for Senator Marco Rubio, who was delivering the keynote address at the Seminole County Republicans Lincoln Day dinner.

Ticket prices for the sold-out fundraiser started at $150 and went up to $3,000 for a special reception and a seat at the VIP table.

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