A white nationalist inspired by Charlottesville protests is planning a 'White Lives Matter' rally at Texas A&M

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“White Lives Matter Rally” is set to take place on Texas A&M’s campus on September 11, according to the Texas A&M Battalion.

The rally’s organiser, Preston Wiginton, claims prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer will attend the event. Wiginton, a 51-year-old alumnus of Texas A&M, organised Spencer’s earlier visit to the school last December. Spencer has not independently confirmed he will attend the September event.

Wiginton says his upcoming rally was inspired by the demonstrations in Charlottesville over the weekend that turned deadly, according to The Battalion.

“The event will be to protest the liberal anti-white agenda which includes white guilt which leads to white genocide,” Wiginton told The Batallion. “And the other purpose of the event will be to sponsor white identity and white pride in which white lives do matter. This is not an anti-brown event or anti-black event this is an anti-liberal event.”

Amy Smith, Executive Vice President for Communications, told the Battalion that the school does not agree with Wiginton’s ideas.

The university did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

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