The Jewish fraternity of UC Davis was tagged on Saturday morning with swastikas and police are treating it as a hate crime.
Alpha Epsilon Pi's off-campus house was tagged any time between 2 a.m. and around 10 a.m. Saturday morning with two red swastikas. The graffiti occurred just two days after Associated Students of UC Davis passed a bill calling on the UC Regents to divest in companies with connections to Israel. "From that bill, there have been Facebook posts that have been unbelievably derogatory toward Jews," AEPi's vice president Nathaniel Bernhard told Fox 40.
"I'm also not making any assumptions or blaming anyone in particular, but I feel like there were a lot of anti-semitism feelings after divestment," Bernhard told The Aggie. "AEPi has never seen an attack like this on our house or our members."
In a statement Chancellor Linda Katehi denounced the vandalism, writing "This kind of behavior is not only repugnant and a gross violation of the values our university holds dear, it is unacceptable and must not be tolerated on our campus or anywhere else."
Davis police are investigating the incident as a hate crime and are asking anyone with information to call (530) 747-5400.