The University of Nantes files a complaint after the discovery of anti-Semitic labels on campus

The University of Nantes announced on Tuesday, March 26, that it had filed a complaint following the discovery of anti-Semitic neo-Nazi inscriptions on one of its campuses, facts that the prefect of Loire-Atlantique declared that he had reported to the courts.

“Anti-Semitic labels were observed on the Tertre campus”the university reports in a press release sent to Agence France-Presse. “The University of Nantes strongly condemns these incitements to hatred and anti-Semitism”continues the establishment that explains having filed a complaint for “degradation of public property and incitement to hatred.”

For his part, the prefect of the department condemned, on day “firmly these anti-Semitic and hate-invoking acts”. “Immediately presented a report to the Public Ministry based on article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure”adds the prefecture.

According to local media, these anti-Semitic inscriptions include at least one swastika, a symbol of Nazi ideology. Photos published by the newspaper. Ocean Press They also show Celtic crosses, which are part of the imagery of many ultra-nationalist and identity-based far-right movements.

The leaders of the French universities and Grandes Ecoles claim to have identified “67 anti-Semitic acts” in its establishments since the Hamas attack in Israel on October 7, according to the Francia Universités association.

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