Nazi-themed posters found at FGCU; university president issues warning

Michael Braun
 
| Fort Myers News-Press

Posters purporting to be from Folksfront, a National Socialist political organization based primarily out of North America, were found in several areas at FGCU over the weekend.  

A message on the FGCU Facebook page from university President Mike Martin called the posters deeply offensive.

“To be clear, this is anathema to the values, standards and conduct of our university community. If the responsible party(ies) are discovered to be associated with FGCU, that association will end immediately,” Martin’s message, also sent to faculty, said. “If we discover this is the work of outsiders, we will send the unambiguous warning they are not welcome on this campus.”

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Three posters promoting neo-Nazi propaganda were put up on campus buildings, two of them at Edwards Hall and one at Marieb Hall.

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“Hitler Is Right” and “Smash White Guilt” were the messages on the posters. Campus police department removed the posters earlier Sunday.  

Similar postings have been reported in other locations around the United States and Canada.

Further information on the incident was not available.

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Information on the Folksfront website claims members, called “Folk,” are “under consistent (sic) attack from a wide range of opponents which seek to undo them.”

 The organization promotes an agenda of racial purity and claims it is doing so through “peaceful revolution.”

Connect with breaking news reporter Michael Braun: MichaelBraunNP (Facebook)@MichaelBraunNP (Twitter) or mbraun@news-press.com.

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