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IU Contacts FBI After White Nationalist Group Post Flyers Around Campus
Updated February 7, 2017 7:56 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Indiana University officials have notified the FBI after finding flyers of a white supremacist group posted on campus.

Officials say the flyers also appeared on as many as 30 universities across the country over the weekend.

The flyers were posted by the white nationalist group called Identity Evropa. In addition to the group's name, the flyers showed a picture of the head of a Roman statue and the phrase "Our future belongs to us."

Indiana University Police Capt. Andy Stephenson says flyers were found at Maurer School of Law and on the fifth and fourth floors of Ballantine Hall. The posters were also found outdoors on trees and light posts. He said the department is investigating.

"These flyers were meant to intimidate, threaten, scare and provoke anger among faculty, staff, students and visitors," IU Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel says in written statement. "Our university rejects all forms of racism, bigotry, and discrimination. These are in direct conflict with our core values and simply will not be tolerated. Our campus unequivocally rejects the cowardice and ugliness that this group's action represents."

IU officials encourage the campus community to report the flyers and any other similar acts to the IU Police Department and to the university's Bias Incident team.

Read the university's full statement below:

Dear IU Bloomington Community,

Earlier today, I learned of flyers posted on our campus by a group that identifies itself with white supremacy, and which claims in its social media to have posted similar flyers at as many as 30 universities across the country, including universities in California, Texas, Illinois, Washington, Georgia, and Massachusetts. Posted under cover of darkness, targeting the office doors of faculty members of color or scholars of race and ethnicity, these flyers were clearly meant to intimidate, threaten, scare, and provoke anger among faculty, staff, students and visitors.

The university is working with the police and has notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

I urge the campus community immediately to report any acts of this type by calling the IU Police Department at (812) 855-4111 or filing a Bias Incident Report.

Our university rejects all forms of racism, bigotry, and discrimination. These are in direct conflict with our core values and simply will not be tolerated. Our campus unequivocally rejects the cowardice and ugliness that this group's action represents.

We stand together as a community in the face of this abhorrent action. We will not be divided by cowards. This is a university. We discuss ideas in the full light of day.

We are, and will remain, one IU.



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