Hate group posters taken down at Ball State
Posters mentioning the name of a hate group were taken down Monday at different locations on Ball State's campus.
Patriot Front, a Texas-based group that Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) website lists as an "extremist group" with "White Nationalist" ideology, had posters mentioning its name at two locations outside Emens Auditorium, one near David Owsley Museum of Art and one near the Scramble Light.
Marc Ransford, senior media strategist at Ball State, said in an email the university was aware of the incident.
"UPD was notified on Monday about posters that were in unauthorized areas," Ransford said. "The posters were then removed from these areas."
He said it is unknown who posted them.
A Twitter account with the group's name and logo has posts showing the posters present in other universities and cities across the United States. The account tweeted the posters at Ball State Thursday.
SPLC's website describes the organization as "a white nationalist hate group that broke off from Vanguard America in the aftermath of the deadly 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, of August 12, 2017."
This story will be updated.