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This Is Racial Terror': Three Effigies of Blacks Found Hanging on UC Berkeley Campus

"I don't care if it was a white person, a black person, a blue person, if it was an adversary or ally, these images strewed across campus have terrorized my students."

Three cardboard-cutout effigies of blacks were found hanging from nooses on the UC Berkeley campus Saturday before a planned protest, the San Jose Mercury News reported, citing a UC Berkeley spokeswoman.

Heading to UCBERKELEY campus to stand and address effigy found hanging this morning. Join me

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Amy Hamaoui, interim executive director of UC Berkeley's communications and public affairs, told the Mercury News that university officials are looking to see if there are more effigies. The campus has been one the nation's hotspots for demonstrations over the non-indictment of two white police officers in connection with the deaths of two black men.

The effigies appear to be life-size photos of lynching victims, the Associated Press reported, adding that two depicted men and third was a photograph of a female victim.

The effigies including the names of the lynching victims and the dates of their deaths, the AP noted, adding that at least one included the words "I Can't Breathe" printed on the front.

Praying and standing with my students #ICantBreathe #FergusonNBeyond #EricGarner #Ferguson2CAL

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More from the Mercury News:

Police took possession of two of the effigies and students took one, said Pastor Michael McBride of the Way Christian Center and co-director of Intervarsity's Black Campus Ministries at UC Berkeley. Campus police could not be immediately reached for comment.

"This is racial terror they are experiencing," McBride told the Mercury News. "I don't care if it was a white person, a black person, a blue person, if it was an adversary or ally, these images strewed across campus have terrorized my students."

Hamaoui told the AP it's unclear who hanged the effigies.

(H/T: Drudge Report)

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