Two more swastika incidents reported at UMD over the past week
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Over the past week, two hate bias incidents involving swastikas and other white supremacist drawings have been reported at the University of Maryland.
In one incident, a swastika and “1488” — a number that’s associated with white supremacy and Nazism — were written on the bathroom stall wall of an academic building on campus. It was reported Friday, according to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s hate bias incident log.
The other incident occurred at a party held at an off-campus student residence, where attendees were drawing on each other’s shirts. Someone drew swastikas on the T-shirts of two people in attendance. This incident was reported Monday, according to the incident log.
The office is providing support and outreach to those affected, will give educational outreach and have a drop-in community discussion, according to the log.
These are the eighth and ninth hate bias incidents of the semester, as recorded by the office’s log. Earlier in the semester, a swastika was drawn on a whiteboard in La Plata Hall.
This article will be updated.