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University of Maryland Statement on Flyers Targeting Campus — November 2, 2017


Katie Lawson , 301-405-4622


Statement from university spokesperson Katie Lawson:

The university has been targeted by an online campaign that puts up posters in public areas, and particularly college campuses, with the goal of provoking controversy. The organizers' stated goals are to cause "overreactions" and get "air-time on some local stations," and say that resulting protests would be a "bonus." Posters have reportedly been found in several other communities.

Further questions should be referred to PGPD. We urge our community to report these posters and all instances of hate to UMPD. Hate is not welcome here.


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