Anti-Semitic flyers found on University of Illinois-UC campus

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Police are looking into how anti-Semitic flyers appeared on the University of Illinois-Urbana/Campaign campus this past weekend.

In a letter to the campus, UI Chancellor Robert Jones said that there had been multiple reports of anti-Semitic flyers being dropped in different locations on and near campus in bags weighted with rocks.

“These messages are offensive, outrageous and they represent unacceptable attacks on members of our Jewish community,” Jones said in the letter. “They are antithetical to our university values of inclusion and tolerance, and they are another disheartening example of the kind of anti-Semitic acts and expressions that are too common in our nation and right here in the community where we all live, learn and work.”

He has asked anyone who has information or may have gotten camera footage that could help to contact the University of Illinois Police Department at (217) 333-1216 or [email protected].

“I ask that we all come together once again to show that the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a place where people of all faiths, races, gender identities, ethnicities, national origins and viewpoints can live, learn and thrive,” Jones said.