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Monday, April 12, 2021

Two incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti found on campus

Two pieces of graffiti featuring Nazi-related imagery appeared on the UW-Madison campus this week near the University Bookstore and Engineering Mall.

The first piece was found on the west end wall of the University Bookstore earlier this week, and the second piece appeared later at Engineering Mall.

Both pieces featured the Wolfsangel, a symbol connected to the Nazi party.

John Lucas, executive director of University Communications, said the university knows about the new incidents of graffiti.

“We’re aware of a new set of graffiti with racial overtones that has appeared both on campus and in locations off campus in the city of Madison,” Lucas said. “A hate and bias report has been filed and we are investigating and responding to affected communities.”

Lucas said the university will remove the graffiti from the campus location and work with the city for further removal from other Madison locations.

UWPD and the Madison Police Department will work together to investigate the graffiti itself, but no additional information is available at this time.

This incident closely followed the Thursday protest against UWPD’s arrest of Denzel J. McDonald on 11 counts of graffiti, which condemned racism on campus.

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