American white supremacist Richard Spencer has been told to return home from Europe just days before he planned to speak at an Altright.com conference in Sweden. Spencer had arrived in Poland to enter Europe’s free travel zone—the Schengen Area. En route to Sweden to be a “secret guest” for the alt-right conference, Spencer was refused entry into Europe by Polish immigration.
Nordic branch head Christoffer Dulny tweeted, “Very sad news: Richard Spencer who would be our secret guest here at Almedalen has been stopped at a European airport and refused to travel. The global anarchist lives and thrives.”
Despite being sent home, Spencer still spoke at the conference via a video call. This is not the first time Spencer has had trouble with visiting Europe. Similarly, Dulny was banned from travelling to the United States after attending the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, according to British anti-racism website Hope Not Hate.
Spencer has endured a tough 2018. He was forced to cancel a nationwide college speaking tour due to poor attendance, according to ThinkProgress. He’s also been booted from various crowdfunding websites which he hopes can cover his legal fees in lawsuits that followed from the Unite the Right rally.
He was also mocked on social media for his apparent lack of ability to grow a mustache.
Spencer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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