Flyers depicting police officers as pigs have appeared this week at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
This is the second incident at UNC Chapel Hill of contentious flyers being distributed. Last Thursday, flyers encouraging stealing and burning “Make America Great Again” hats and hitting Nazis in the head with baseball bats were spotted on campus.
Chancellor Carol Folt responded to the flyers in an email, where she wrote that such messages were the “antithesis of the values that are the foundation of our university,” and were meant to “incite violence.”
The newly surface “pig” flyers are seemingly a response to that, with a picture of a pig as a police officer directly above a quote from Folt’s email.
A graduate student named Stephen Stacks took issue with Folt’s email as well. In an op-ed in the DailyTarheel, Stacks wrote that the flyers depicting hitting people in the head with baseball bats were actually “rather innocuous as far as radical political flyers go.”
“There is a fine line between free speech and violent hate speech,” Stacks wrote.
Messages encouraging violence against Trump supporters and “Nazis” have grown increasingly common since Trump’s victory.
For instance, at an airport in Portland, Oregon, a Trump supporter was assaulted and called a “Nazi” by anti-Trump protesters earlier this month. (RELATED: Trump Supporter Knocked Out, Called ‘Nazi’ By Protesters [VIDEO])
And at a protest in Seattle, a Black Lives Matter activist took to the mic to declare, “We need to start killing people!” in response to Trump’s win. (RELATED: BLM Anti-Trump Protest In Seattle: ‘We Need To Start Killing People’)