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January 26, 2021 2:05 pm
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University of North Carolina Cops Issue Arrest Warrants After Antisemitic Vandalism Discovered

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Manning Hall at the University of North Carolina. Photo: benuski / flickr.

Police at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill issued two arrest warrants on Monday in connection with racist and antisemitic graffiti discovered in a campus building over the weekend.

In a statement Monday, UNC Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert A. Blouin and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Amy Johnson said the vandalism happened at the Campus Y sometime between Saturday and Sunday. They said a person unlawfully entered the building and defaced several offices, leaving behind antisemitic symbols and a racial epithet on a white board, the local ABC affiliate reported.

The break-in and vandalism were reported to UNC police, who, with law enforcement partners, have identified a suspect and issued two arrest warrants.

UNC officials noted the Campus Y’s long history as a home for promoting social justice on campus.

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“Hateful vandalism is not acceptable anywhere on our campus, but this breach of an established organization that promotes equality and justice is particularly egregious,” the school’s statement read.

Danny Siegel —  a Jewish senior at UNC — told ABC that the incident was his first personal encounter with antisemitism.

“As a Jewish person, that type of thing really hits home. I’ve never experienced anti-Semitism on this campus, I haven’t experienced that much in my life,” said Siegel. “It shows that the individuals who did that understood that and did it for a specific purpose, and that type of stuff doesn’t belong on this campus, let alone in this country, in this world.”

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