White Supremacist Group Identity Evropa Has Been Posting Flyers All Over Campus

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Update 8:30 a.m.: Provided is a statement from Penn State Director of News and Media Relations Lisa Powers:

We are aware of the posters appearing on public campus bulletin boards here and across the nation as part of an organized campaign promoting a non-inclusive agenda. The posters are designed to provoke anger and divisiveness, and intimidate others. As a University that fosters diversity and inclusion — we find the posters and the responsible group counter to our values. The organization posting them is not a recognized Penn State student organization and has targeted dozens of universities across the country.
Posters that are found on Penn State bulletin boards designated for use only by University organizations, under normal policy and practice, will be removed. Some of these posters, however, may appear on public boards. Those will not be removed but may be relocated if they are used to block other posted documents. As an institution of higher education, Penn State fully supports the right of free speech and encourages its expression in thoughtful and respectful ways, even when we strongly disagree with the opinions expressed.
 
The University would like to emphasize that every student on this campus has earned the right to be here based on their academic qualifications and hard work. Penn State is enriched by students and scholars from around the world and we will continue to be a campus dedicated to building a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion.
Original: When most of the Allen Street Gate protests against the Trump administration have died down, a national campaign to promote European identity has come to Penn State. The organization, Identity Evropa, is described as a generation of awakened Europeans who have discovered that they are part of a great people, history, and civilization.

At approximately midnight Thursday morning, members of Identity Evropa posted flyers on lampposts and in various buildings on campus promoting their agenda. The posts featured pictures of marble statues with the text “Let’s Become Great Again,” “Our Destiny is Ours,” and “Our future belongs to us.” The Identity Evropa twitter account tweeted out photos of the flyers around campus with the hashtag #ProjectSiege.

While the organization doesn’t have any common symbols of white supremacy such as the Nazi swastika and doesn’t include any mention of the Ku Klux Klan, the agenda is clearly in line with a white supremacist one. The organization’s website claims that they reject the idea that their European identity are “mere abstractions to be deconstructed” and even include a video describing who they are narrated by famed white supremacist Richard Spencer.

The #ProjectSiege activists who claim to engage in a “long-term cultural war of attrition against academia’s Cultural Marxist narrative that is maintained and propagated into society” have launched their campaign at more than two dozen colleges and universities across the country including Ohio State University, Arizona State University, UCLA, and Indiana University. Following the organization’s poster campaign at Indiana University at Bloomington, Executive Vice President and Provost Lauren Robel stating that they reject the “cowardice and ugliness that this group’s action represents” and even notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

We reached out to Penn State and Identity Evropa and will update this article if statements are provided.

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