The University of Wisconsin-Madison has condemned a neo-Nazi march that took place Saturday in the state capitol.
According to the university, a group of white supremacists carrying flags emblazoned with swastikas and “other Nazi symbols” marched from the State Street Mall to the state Capitol around noon.
The Madison Police Department said about 20 people walked with the group and no weapons were displayed during the march.
The University of Wisconsin Police Department said it was not aware of any incidents or arrests by MPD following the march.
Campus officials were not informed in advance of the march, the university said. Law enforcement is currently monitoring the situation.
UWPD will continue to monitor the situation through Saturday night’s football game against Nebraska, the school said, adding that UWPD will also provide “enhanced security and police protection throughout the campus.”
The university said it was providing support and resources to students and staff affected by Saturday’s march.
“The presence of this hate group in Madison is completely repugnant,” said Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin. “I am horrified to see these symbols here in Madison. Hate and anti-Semitism are completely contrary to the values of the university, and the safety and well-being of our community must be our highest priorities.
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