Richard Spencer – Safety and Other Info


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From Spencer’s Twitter account: Tickets will be distributed at 1:30pm at the intersection of Hull Road and SW 34th Street. 700 tickets on a first come first serve basis. Ticket location is subject to change.

The Daily Stormer is openly urging Spencer supporters to disperse into small groups for flash mobs all over Gainesville, not just on campus. They have clearly said that the idea is to create fear throughout the entire city stating, “The point is to confuse the situation and to create public attention, to make it feel like the entire city is taken over by our guys.” The places they’ve named in particular are: Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Center, the Institute of Black Culture, The Gainesville Sun and Starbucks on Archer Road. Wether this is meant for misinformation or not, this needs to be made  public so that you know to be vigilant no matter where you are tomorrow. Read full article here.






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Gainesville has activated 311 for rumor control.

You can also follow the UF Public Safety Twitter Account. Other Twitter accounts that can be followed for up to date info are: @NoNazisatUf, @PresidentFuchs, @IGDNews, @afainatl, @GainesvilleGov, @WUFTnews, @GainesvilleSun, @UFPublicSafety, @UFAlert, @UFPublicSafety, @GACSmarttraffic, @ActionNewsJax, @cindyswirko, @AlachuaSheriff , @abc27 , @SteveJiwanmall , @V_Vernachio. Some of these are local info, some are media, some are groups covering the event. If you’re tweeting, use tags #NoNazisatUF#Gainesville#SpenceratUF

If you feel threatened call the Alachua County Sheriff’s office at the non-emergency  number 352-955-1818 or just 955-1818. Tell them what is happening. Please DON’T ABUSE THIS number, because you might tie it up for a person who is in immediate danger. It’s suggested that you write the this number on your wrist so it is immediately available or program it into your phone.

Bo Diddley Plaza Closure Updates:
“Bo Diddley Community Plaza Closed October 19th as a Public Safety Precaution…to assist law enforcement with ensuring public safety in the Downtown Gainesville business district, the Bo Diddley Plaza will close to the public immediately following the Union Street Famer’s Market event scheduled from 4 pm – 7 pm this evening.
Work crews will install construction fencing around the Plaza perimeter on Wednesday evening. The facility will remain closed through Thursday, October 19th and will reopen for regular operating hours on Friday, October 20th. City Hall Plaza will remain open to the public while Bo Diddley Community Plaza is closed.”

Non Violent Protesting and Safety Resources
How to Protest Neo Nazis Without Adding to the Violence
ACLU: Know Your Rights
Handling Heat Exhaustion Video

Guerrilla Medics First Aid Tent – Click here for FB page
Guerrilla Medics plans to set up a station somewhere outside of the checkpoint. Look for first aid station. They intend to have water, snacks, first aid supplies and a place to rest. They will also have medics roaming around. Look for those with clearly marked first aid clothes (white shirt, helmet with red cross, etc.) and direct those in need of help to them. Their goal is to be as close to 34th and Hull as possible, but outside of the blockaded area.

Event Information Prohibited Items

  • Weapons, firearms or simulated firearms, tasers, knives, sharp objects
  • Lighters, matches, torches or open flame
  • Any athletic equipment or other items which could be used as a weapon
  • Masks of any kind, goggles, bandanas/scarfs, neck gaiters
  • Flag Poles, bats, clubs, sticks (including sticks on signs)
  • Aerosol/pressurized cans, mace
  • Chains, padlocks, bicycle locks
  • Shields
  • Fireworks
  • Backpacks, bags, purses, clutches
  • Signs made of anything other than cloth, paper, foam core, cardboard
  • Cans, metal or glass containers, premixed beverages or alcoholic beverages
  • No water bottles of any kind
  • Pop-up tents, canopies or hammocks
  • Wagons or pull carts
  • Coolers
  • Drones or other unmanned aircraft systems
  • Pets (excluding ADA service animals)
  • Grills, propane tanks
  • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards
  • Tobacco products of any kind
  • Umbrellas
  • Laser pointers
  • Water balloons
  • Megaphones or other amplified sound devices
  • Any other items that campus police determine pose a risk to safety or a disruption of classes or vehicular or pedestrian traffic

Event Safety Updates and Suggestions

  • Most roads around CPA will be closed by early Thursday morning. All surrounding buildings will be closed.
  • The blocked off checkpoint area will be the parking lot surrounding the CPA and museums. This is where the strict banned items list will apply
  • There will be no indoor place to go to nearby. Check the weather forecast in advance. Bring sunscreen, hat, rain jacket, comfortable shoes, snacks and anything else you need for an outdoor setting for OUTSIDE the blocked areas.
  • There will NOT be restrooms or port-o-potties available. Plan transportation to nearby gas stations/grocery stores. (Emergency tp may be useful.)
  • Be advised sometimes cell reception is not great in crowds. Have backup plans for communication.
  • Go with a buddy! Go over important information/planning in advance with your buddy and stick together the entire time. 



You never know what can happen and it is always best to be prepared. The community of protestors at large has a need for jail support.

Jail support is both tracking arrestees as they move through the arrest and arraignment process and providing comfort to arrestees when they are released. It is a way of showing solidarity with arrested activists and a way of taking care of friends and community.

You could:
(1) take calls from protesters who are arrested at demonstrations and help them contact their families and jobs; (2) provide information to those arrested so they know they’re not alone and that people are on the outside fighting for them; (3) get the necessary information so that the Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and other friendly lawyers can try to get pro bono representation for folks if they are charged in relation to their protest activities; (4) provide presence and support at/outside of jails for those folks when they get out so they can have a cup of hot coffee, get a ride home, have money for a bus pass, get connected to legal representation, etc.; (5) provide ongoing support to folks in many ways, including reminding them of court dates, arranging for them to get to court if they don’t have a ride, etc.