ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Someone went on an anti-Donald Trump vandalism spree across the University of New Mexico campus overnight.
They tagged several buildings, including the library and a structure called “The Center of the Universe.
The buildings were tagged with Trump’s name, a swastika, and a German phrase commonly used as a Nazi salute.
Crews spent the morning cleaning it up.
Campus police are asking anyone who has information, to give them a call.
The President of UNM released this statement on Wednesday:
Last night, our campus and neighborhood were defaced with highly offensive slogans and symbols. There are times when emotions run high, but there are never times when it is appropriate to deface our buildings and monuments, waste university resources, or create an atmosphere of intimidation. Our beautiful campus and respectful community deserve better. Freedom of expression is a precious right. Property damage is not an expression of that right, but is a potential crime, and we will not tolerate it on our campus. UNM Police and our Buildings and Grounds staff are working hard to correct the situation and prevent its reoccurrence. I ask that you all do your part by reporting any behavior of this nature. — Robert G. Frank