One Black man at a Florida protest took a phenomenally peaceful approach when a neo-Nazi interrupted the demonstration.
On Thursday, hundreds gathered at the University of Florida to protest the arrival of White supremacist Richard Spencer, who was giving a speech on the campus. A neo-Nazi wearing a shirt with swastikas was punched by one demonstrator and derided by others when he disrupted the protest.
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But Aaron Alex Courtney, 31, decided the hateful soul was in need of affection.
“You need a f**cking hug,” the amiable man is heard saying in the video. “Why you don’t like me, dawg? Huh? What is it? What is it?”
In another act of resistance, a music professor at the university played “Lift Every Voice and Sing”—also known as the Black anthem—from the school’s bell tower during Spencer’s appearance.