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Trump ‘vigilante’ fliers threaten torture of Texas State leaders

This flier is being shared around Texas State University after it was reportedly posted on campus, among others.
This flier is being shared around Texas State University after it was reportedly posted on campus, among others. Austin American-Statesman

Fliers circulated around one Texas university’s campus Wednesday claim President-elect Donald Trump’s victory means it’s time for “tar & feather vigilante squads” to “torture deviant university leaders.”

As anti-Trump protests were organized around the U.S., Texas State University police told the Austin American-Statesman they were investigating reports of threatening fliers by alleged Trump supporters. The newspaper obtained a photo of a flier that had reportedly been one of many posted around campus.

"Now that our man Trump is elected and Republicans own both the Senate and the House — time to organize tar & feather vigilante squads and go arrest and torture those deviant university leaders spouting off all this diversity garbage,” the flier reads. The text is placed next to a photo of five men wearing camouflage standing in front of an American flagpole. Some of them are armed.

The Dallas Morning-News reported that another flier suggests turning the Rio Grande River into a moat full of alligators, snakes and piranhas to snatch and eat illegal immigrants from Mexico. The flier suggests the “gladiator spectacle” be broadcast on webcams.

A third flier criticizes diversity as a “detriment” to the well-being of white people.

“‘Multiculturalism’ and ‘diversity’ are code-words for white genocide,” it said.

The university president issued a statement Wednesday:

Mark David Smith: 817-390-7808, @MarkSmith_FWST

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