Swastikas found carved, painted into elevators on Georgetown's campus

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is responding Friday after several swastikas were found carved in elevators on Georgetown University's campus this week.

According to the student-run news The Georgetown Voice, the swastikas were found carved in a Village C elevator and painted in the LXR elevator on campus.

It's not the first time swastikas have been found on campus. On March 22, a swastika was found in the Village C elevator, and on May 8 anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a bathroom near the the Makom Jewish Gathering Space.

"Swastika graffiti has been utilized increasingly to create a climate of fear and intimidation. This racist and anti-Semitic symbol must always be taken seriously, and responded to appropriately. We commend the University’s thoughtful and prompt response to this incident, and the efforts of campus police to ensure a thorough investigation," said Doron Ezickson, ADL Washington DC's regional director.

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