'White Lives Matter' protest coming to Texas A&M University on Sept. 11

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Monday, August 14, 2017

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KTRK) -- A white nationalist group is planning a 'White Lives Matter' protest for September 11th on the campus of Texas A&M University.

Organizer Preston Wiginton said he was inspired by Saturday's Unite the Right event in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Wiginton said the event will protest the "the liberal agenda of white guilt and white genocide that is taught at most all universities in America."

Texas A&M said the school does not promote or agree with the organizer's ideas or actions.

In a statement, Senator Charles Schwertner pledged to personally protest the event, which he said "does not reflect the values of Texas A&M University or the people of Texas."

"While the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the right of these groups to assemble and espouse their hateful and narrow-minded worldview, it also protects my right to publicly speak out against it...and that's exactly what I plan to do when these groups come to College Station next month," he said.

Wiginton was responsible for an event last December featuring controversial speaker Richard Spencer, who is schedule to return again for September's event.

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