ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One or more vandals defaced a combination of a dozen University of New Mexico buildings and public artwork on campus Wednesday with messages comparing President-elect Donald Trump to Nazis.
An image of some of the graffiti discovered on the University of New Mexico campus following election night. Courtesy of UNM
A student reported the lilac-colored graffiti to UNM early Wednesday morning, said Dianne Anderson, a university spokeswoman.
Someone defaced a popular piece of artwork, a sculpture called the Center of the Universe, with the words “Sieg Heil Trump” and a swastika symbol. In another case, a vandal wrote, “I (heart image) fascism” with the word “Trump” superimposed over the heart.
A picture of vandalism discovered at the University of New Mexico following election night. Crews are working to clean the graffiti. Courtesy of UNM
The graffiti prompted UNM President Bob Frank to publicly rebuke the act.