According to reports, posters of Adolf Hitler were allegedly affixed near American University in Washington D.C. An unidentified person was allegedly stopped near the American University campus in upper Northwest Washington on the morning of Monday, April 9, while putting up posters that included one with an image of Adolf Hitler
The university said the posters were being affixed about 2 a.m. to utility property and Metro bus shelters in the 3500 block of Nebraska Avenue NW. The school said the person taken into custody had no connection with the university.
D.C. and Metro Transit police were notified and took someone into custody, according to AU. In a statement, a university official said the posters included an anti-gun control message and depicted Hitler along with one of the gun control advocates from the high school in Florida where the mass killings occurred in February.
The university’s statement was posted on a D.C. police community email bulletin board. In its statement, the university said D.C. police made an arrest on a charge of defacing public property
This is not the first time racism has occurred at American University. In May of 2017, the university investigated a “racist incident” after bananas were found hanging from nooses all over campus.
Furthermore, in September of 2017, ten Confederate Flag posters were found plastered in various university buildings.