UPDATE: MSU denies white nationalist group’s request to give speech on campus

UPDATE: MSU released the following statement:

“After consultation with law enforcement officials, Michigan State University has decided to deny the National Policy Institute’s request to rent space on campus to accommodate a speaker. This decision was made due to significant concerns about public safety in the wake of the tragic violence in Charlottesville last weekend. While we remain firm in our commitment to freedom of expression, our first obligation is to the safety and security of our students and our community”

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think tank, is seeking to rent facilities at MSU in in September to accommodate a speaker.

MSU released a statement saying no decision has yet been made as to letting them speak or not. The statement continues to say, “We are reviewing the request closely in light of the deplorable violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. Michigan State takes seriously its obligations to accommodate a broad range of speech. As our record shows, this university does not determine who can access public spaces based on what they think or say.”

This was first reported by the Lansing City Pulse.

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