A group of four people chanting racist and white nationalist slogans projected a swastika on the side of a residence hall on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus Sunday night.
Video of the event emerged on social media late Sunday, and UW-Whitewater Chancellor Corey King acknowledged it in a letter to the campus community Monday.
King said campus police received reports of four people outside Knilans Residence Hall “chanting racist words, lighting what appeared to be road flares and displaying antisemitic symbols” at about 5:40 pm, but the group was gone by the time police arrived.
“We have no reason to believe there is any current threat to safety on campus,” King wrote. “The actions of the individuals are consistent with a group that has been visiting other campuses, and has no affiliation with UW-Whitewater whatsoever. In an abundance of caution, we have increased police patrol on campus.”
Members of the organization Blood Tribe marched in Madison in November. It’s not clear whether the demonstrators in Whitewater were members of that group.
King asked anyone with information about the incident last night to contact University Police at [email protected] or 262-472-4660.