Anti-semitic graffiti with the phrase “Heil Trump” and a swastika spray painted in red ink was discovered at UC San Diego by a bus stop Thursday, according to Hillel of San Diego.
An official from the Jewish college organization said they worked with the office of Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Campus Police and the Anti-Defamation League to have the graffiti removed at once.
“Hillel is committed to a campus environment free of hate, in which all students can thrive,” said a Hillel spokesperson, in a statement. “We are here for any students who have concerns or are in need of support during these uncertain times.”
Officials from the Anti-Defamation League expressed concern about two separate hate crimes occurring so closely together on two of San Diego’s university campuses. Two thieves robbed a woman in a parkade stairwell Wednesday, while referring to Trump and making derogatory comments about Muslims at San Diego State University.
“When individuals are targeted because of personal characteristics like race, religion and national origin, these crimes send a message of intolerance and hate to the entire community,” said Tammy Gillies, Regional Director of ADL’s San Diego office, in a statement.
“It is our collective responsibility to respond with a countervailing message and ensure that this behavior is unacceptable,” said Gillies.
No further information was immediately available.
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