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'Black Lives Matter' graffiti on UNI campus

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'Black Lives Matter' graffiti on the University of Northern Iowa's Kamerick Art building was reported to campus police Wednesday morning. Campus police removed the graffiti later Wednesday afternoon. 

The University of Northern Iowa says University police are investigating. 

A lot of questions still remain as to who sprayed graffiti across the building.

Campus police say they don't have a timeline as to when exactly the graffiti was spray painted on. All they do know is that it was first reported this morning by a faculty member driving in to work. 

Campus police say there are no known suspects at this time.

The Kamerick art building faces Hudson road and the UNI-Dome.

This comes on the heels of 'Black Lives Matter' protests across the country.

"There are a lot of people who would like their voices to be heard," said UNI student Toril Einwalter. "They feel like they are suffering from a great injustice. That's definitely not the way I would've made my voice heard. But I definitely think it's an issue. And I think people are trying to reach out and make their concerns heard to the world."

Tensions erupting across the nation. But for some UNI students it's concerning when they saw the message on their very own campus.

"There doesn't seem to be any minor, racial, or extreme racial prejudice, or any of that around here," said UNI student Sonny Onken.

Students on campus today said they feel their University puts diversity at the forefront of their campus culture.

"That's not the way that I would have made my voice heard," said Einwalter. "But, I definitely think that it's an issue, and that people are just kinda trying to reach out and make their concerns heard to the world. 

UNI also says they don't tolerate any graffiti, which is why they removed it. 

The graffiti now cleaned off, but the words of that message still visible, as the nation continues to grapple with a problem that can't be erased.

"They're trying to send a message through more than just social media," said Onken.

UNI says there are no surveillance cameras in that area. If you have any information, please contact campus police. 

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