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White supremacist recruitment posters found across Rutgers campus

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students have reportedly been finding flyers for an alleged white supremacist group, Identity Evropa, across campus since the morning of Monday, October 24, though the flyers have been removed across campus, university officials said.

Rutgers junior Christopher Leet posted two videos detailing a flyer on the ​campus​ EE bus, which read “Black Lives Don’t Matter,” ​al​though it is uncertain if this flyer is from the same group.

The “don’t” was crossed out by ​a permanent marker, Leet said, and was edited again to say that “​Black lives matter only to blood and crip thugs.”

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“I saw an ugly note on the wall of the bus when the driver came to investigate what was going on,” Leet said. “I was immediately disgusted by what I saw.”

The video depicts the driver and other students scraping the flyer off the window. 

"The flyers -- and the handwritten sign found on a campus bus -- do not represent the principles and values of the university, which include diversity, inclusivity and respect for people of all backgrounds," said university spokesperson Neal Buccino.

“I’m sad that there are still people even at Rutgers who feel this way towards our fellow Rutgers peers,” Leet said. 

Similar flyers for Identity Evropa were found at​ NYU in Manhattan in late September, prompting an outcry from students.

The organization has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law for its alleged white supremacist views.

Identity Evropa’s Twitter page features a collage of buildings around Rutgers campus, each photo depicte one of the posters and a prominent university landmark. 

One of the flyers reads “Our Generation, Our Future, Our Last Chance,” with Voorhees Chapel on Douglass Campus in the background. 

The post was paired with the hashtag “ProjectSiege,” as were similar posts at different universities.

Yet the flyers were not posted by any university-affiliated group, Buccino said, and violate Rutgers' posting guidelines and policy, prompting their removal. 

In March 2017, ​controversial materials were posted across campus by the Rutgers Conservative Union, and read “TAKE YOUR COUNTRY BACK,” in the forefront of the poster.

The flyer heavily resembled similar materials put out by the white-supremacist group American Vanguard, and Rutgers officials condemned the white nationalist message.

“The contents of the flyer, which was also posted elsewhere nationwide, violated the values and ideals for which Rutgers stands,” according to a university statement. 

Then in February, a flyer reading “Imagine a Muslim-free American,” featuring a picture of the Twin Towers in reference to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and sporting the American Vanguard l​ogo, was posted on an outside window of ​the Paul Robeson Cultural Center

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