Racist graffiti was spray-painted on multiple buildings in the Library Mall area on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Two buildings connected to the university, including University Book Store and the Extension Building were affected, as were several city and privately-owned properties.
Among the messages spray-painted on buildings were “Aryan Brotherhood,” and “White Lives Matter Most.” After examining security camera footage, police arrested a 71-year-old White man and charged him with five counts of criminal damage to property.
The university issued a statement saying that “these racist messages run counter to university values. UW-Madison does not tolerate racist behaviors. We value a diverse community where all members feel welcome, safe, and supported.”