BOONE, N.C. — A white supremacy group says it hung a banner at Appalachian State University in North Carolina this week.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported a group called Identity Evropa hung the banner over a campus street in Boone on Monday. Two men removed the banner a few minutes later.

The banner read “A new dawn is breaking, rise and get active, Identity Evropa.” The group claimed the banner in a Twitter message Tuesday.

The group was established last year and the newspaper said it is identified as a racist, white supremacist organization by the Anti-Defamation League and is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Appalachian State chancellor Sheri Everts said in a statement that “violence, discrimination and racism” would not be tolerated on campus.


Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com