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November 6, 2019

Flyers with swastika found around ASU campus in Tempe

Source: azcentral
Tempe, AZ - Flyers with a swastika and the Star of David were recently found in various locations on the campus of Arizona State University. 

The Anti-Defamation League of Arizona condemned the flyers in a Facebook post Monday stating, "Use of this hate symbol is not normal. We condemn its use to promote hate and divisiveness."

Hillel and Chabad, two Jewish-student organizations at ASU, have partnered with ADL in regards to the incident, according to Carlos Galindo-Elvira, the Arizona regional director for the ADL. 

"These organizations are on the front lines of making sure this matter is taken seriously," Galindo-Elvira said. "We are in constant communication with them."

The university said in a statement it is aware of the flyer reported by an ASU student on Friday. 

"Ensuring the safety and security of our students is our top priority, and the university undertakes extensive efforts to ensure student safety is not compromised. ASU is a place where open debate can thrive and honest disagreements can be explored, but not when hateful rhetoric is used. That is not who we are," the statement said.