Detroit Free denied access to Richard Spencer’s MSU speech

The Detroit Free Press and its sister paper, the Lansing State Journal, have been denied credentials to cover Richard Spencer’s speech today at Michigan State University.

The denial came after the Free Press — which plans to cover the protests related to the event, as well as the speech via livestream if possible — had originally been promised tickets to let a reporter and photographer inside the event.

The event takes place at 4:30 p.m. today. MSU has said it is simply renting space to the group and has no control over access. The event is closed to the public, although there are plans by several groups to protest.


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