Earlier this week, the white nationalistic group Identity Evropa distributed posters across Georgetown’s campus. The posters which included messages such as “Serve Your People” and “Our Destiny Is Ours” were found outside of Village A, the Rafik B. Hariri building and several other locations on campus.
On Sunday, Identity Evropa took credit for the posters on their Twitter page. The openly-fascist group seeks to spread their message through social media, protests, and most recently, college poster campaigning.
While it appears to be the work of a non-campus group, Georgetown Chief of Police Jay Gruber said that GUPD is investigating the incident and hopes to identity the perpetrators.
“We are aware of the posters and are investigating,” said Chief Gruber.
Georgetown is one of many universities throughout the country that has been targeted by the group. Recently, Identity Evropa launched what it calls “Project Siege,” a campaign to flood colleges and universities across the United States with similar messages and posters.
— IDENTITY EVROPA (@IdentityEvropa) March 12, 2017
“We will not rest until Alt-Right ideas are represented on college campuses nationwide,” read the group’s Twitter page.
Dr. Todd Olson, Vice President for Student Affairs, stated that this type of advertising is not tolerated by Georgetown University.
“Acts of hate will not be tolerated on Georgetown’s campus,” Olson said. “We are a community that welcomes all people and that values understanding, dignity, inclusion and respect.”
The University called on any individuals with knowledge of the incident to speak with GUPD.