A State of Emergency has been declared for Alachua County, in Gainesville ahead of Thursday's planned speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida.
Governor Rick Scott warns that a "threat of a potential emergency is imminent."
The declaration allows local police to partner with state law enforcement to provide extra security for the event.
UF plans to spend about $500,000 on security.
The Florida National Guard is also being activated.
Photo: Getty Images