May 11, 2021

Anti-Israel graffiti at Bates College, Maine

Lewiston, ME
- Bates College was hit Sunday with some anti-Israel graffiti and flyers that some saw as a potential hate crime.

The college contacted police and its facility services members are “working to remove the graffiti.”

The Lewiston Police Department was called to the scene, though its officials said later in the day they knew nothing about it, and informed the state Attorney General’s Office about it as a possible hate crime.

The Bates Leftist Coalition posted four photographs on Instagram early Monday depicting what appears to be slogans written in chalk on the side of at least one college building.

Among the comments written were “Free Palestine,” “Stop Ethnic Cleansing” and “Israel is killing innocent people.” Another says, “Fuck Zionist Israel.”

Source: sunjournal