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Three Supporters Of Richard Spencer Suspected Of Right Wing Terrorism

Three supporters of Richard Spencer were arrested on charges of attempted murder after they sought to kill anti-Spencer protesters according to NBC News. (photo credit: Gainesville PD)

Three supporters of Richard Spencer were arrested on charges of attempted murder after they sought to kill anti-Spencer protesters according to NBC News.

Three men who traveled from Texas for white nationalist Richard Spencer's Thursday speech at the University of Florida were charged with attempted homicide for allegedly opening fire on protesters, authorities said. No one was injured in the shooting after the Gainesville speech, which drew hundreds of protesters and a smaller group of Spencer fans, along with a massive deployment of police trying to prevent a repeat of the street violence that marked a Spencer-related rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, police said.

The men shouted pro-Hitler slogans prior to the shooting.

The men in the car displayed Nazi salutes and shouted chants about Hitler, and one of them, identified as Tyler Tenbrink, 28, pulled out a gun. The other two assailants, brothers William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, encouraged Tenbrink to shoot at the protesters. Tenbrink fired one shot, which hit a nearby building. Then the Jeep sped off, police said.

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