Richard Spencer showed up an hour late for his own press conference and quit the speech a half hour early after being belligerently heckled for two straight hours by a half-full auditorium. It was beautiful. It’s all on video forever; check the Gainesville Sun and Gainesville Alligator facebook pages.
Aside from a few boneheads wandering around being creepy, there’s been diddly shit going on in the town itself. They couldn’t bus in enough fools to occupy more than one space.
I’m not happy the event was allowed to happen, but Gainesville sure turned it around. The sites of protest were absolutely filled with good guys overwhelming the boneheads. Enough people stood up and showed up that the scary aggressive protest stuff wasn’t even necessary, which is nice, very nice. Right now, the bad guys are on the back foot.
But listen: Let me emphasize the “right now” part. There are still all these boneheads in town, and with the event over there’s nothing to keep them in one spot. Right now, and this evening, is when those flash mobs might start happening. Keep an ear to the ground, yeah?