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A Black protester hugged a Nazi at the Richard Spencer rally


Updated October 20, 2017 04:08 PM EDT

An African-American protester demanded a hug from a Nazi as protesters gathered outside of the University of Florida in Gainesville to protest white supremacist Richard Spencer.

“Why you don’t like me, bro? Huh? What is it? What is it?" the protester said. “Give me a f’in hug.”

The man, who was a shirt with a swastika sign embraced the protester.

Nearly 300 protesters gathered outside of the university to demonstrate against Spencer, who was giving a speech at the student center.

Updated October 19, 2017 05:57 PM EDT

A man allegedly wearing swastikas emerged from the crowd of protesters and was reportedly struck in the face, according to our affiliate WEAR in Florida.

There is no additional information on the man’s injuries.

Protesters rally against white nationalists in Florida

Protesters on Thursday gathered in Gainesville, Florida to demonstrate against Richard Spencer before the controversial white nationalist's speech there.

CBS News reported earlier Thursday that more than 500 law enforcement officers have congregated at the University of Florida's Gainesville campus before Spencer's appearance there that afternoon.

"We are hoping that this is going to be a non-event," Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell said. "But we are prepared to respond and handle this."

"When you get human beings together on different opinions and then you add emotions to it, you've got the recipe for a lot that can go wrong."

Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) on Monday declared a state of emergency in Alachua County ahead of Spencer's speech, adding that there is "zero tolerance" for violence related to the event.

Spencer participated in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last August that ended with one person dead after a car drove into counter-protesters.

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