The Texas State University police are investigating controversial fliers posted on the San Marcos campus by self-identified vigilantes and alleged supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
— Austin Statesman (@statesman) November 10, 2016
The fliers call for the arrest and torture of “deviant university leaders” who talk about “Diversity Garbage” in the wake of Mr. Trump’s election this week as president. They also suggest forming “tar & feather vigilante squads.”
According to KXAN, a television station in Austin, Tex., one flier suggests discouraging illegal immigrants by putting snakes and piranhas in the Rio Grande.
In a letter shared with students on Wednesday night, the university’s president, Denise M. Trauth, encouraged understanding and unity. She did not mention the fliers, but wrote, “Discourse is fundamental to the academic enterprise, and this university strives to protect it.” She added: “Our aim should be to better understand that which causes divisions among us and to work toward strengthening our bond as a university community.”