United States / 08-03-2017

Nearly 200 march in Las Vegas to combat antisemitism

Source: The Las Vegas Sun


University of Nevada Las Vegas students and local Jewish community leaders are calling for an end to recent acts of antisemitism in Las Vegas and across the United States.

 

Nearly 200 protesters marched Monday in response to graffiti imagery featuring swastikas and anti-police messages found in a UNLV student residential area last week.

 

Organizers of the march say the recent graffiti's impact is magnified by a sense of growing antisemitism nationwide.

 

Nazi-themed graffiti and other acts of antisemitism have been documented in increasing numbers since the November election.

 

On Jan. 9, bomb threats were made to 16 Jewish community centers in nine states. Nine days later, bomb threats were made at 27 other Jewish community centers across 17 states.