Anti-Semitic tags were discovered on Monday on the pediment of Sciences Po Paris, according to the establishment and the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF).
"This morning, hateful inscriptions, some of which are anti-Semitic, were discovered on the walls [...] of the main entrance to the Sciences Po campus in Paris," the school said in a statement.
The presence of anti-Semitic tags has been confirmed by police sources.
A crossed out Star of David as well as the inscriptions "Death to Israel" and "Kouffar" ("disbelievers" in Arabic) were spray-marked with black paint, according to photos released by the Union of Jewish Students of France.
Violent and anti-Semitic taggs were discovered this morning in front of @sciencespo.
This time again the University and its values are under attack
We file a complaint of insult & provocation to racial hatred and wait for all measures to be taken to find the authors pic.twitter.com/DqGLZ5hRv9
- UEJF (@uejf) April 12, 2021
"The UEJF is indignant at these hate tags which threaten students and try to sow terror at Sciences Po, emblematic school of the French Republic", declared the association in a press release.
Two complaints in progress
She announced to file a complaint "for racial insult and incitement to racial hatred" and asked Sciences Po that "measures be taken to fight against the scourge of racist and anti-Semitic hatred within it".
“Management strongly condemns this heinous and cowardly act.
A complaint is in progress.
A cleaning operation is continuing, ”said Sciences Po Paris, whose main entrance is located on rue Saint-Guillaume (7th arrondissement).
The school also ensures "to continue more than ever its fight against all forms of discrimination and attacks on the dignity of persons".