Rice University investigates flyers posted on campus

Rice University is investigating after flyers were found posted around the campus. The flyers had the phrase "Send them Back" and included a cartoon depiction of "the squad," the so-called goup of four Liberal representatives made up of four congresswomen; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

Rice University President David Leebron tweeted, "This is indeed disgusting. It would be so at any time and any place, but especially offensive just before our new students arrive. We’re investigating and here’s what we know so far. One person did observe a person tacking the flyer to entrance 20 and reported it to RUPD."

Leebron went on to say, "So far as we know, two additional such flyers have been posted on the campus and removed. RUPD officers will be canvassing the campus to see if any others have been posted. If you see someone posting such an offensive item on Rice property, please call RUPD. The flyer posted appears to be the same as one posted at several Seattle synagogues & churches a few days ago. These particular posters appear to originate with a neo-Nazi org. It is, as you say, heartbreaking that such people feel empowered to commit such despicable acts."

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez weighed in, tweeting that "there is no place for hate."

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