Authorities have initiated an investigation after nooses hanging on a tree at the University of Delaware were spotted after a “Black Lives Matter” rally Tuesday night, NBC10 reports.
Following the rally, three nooses were discovered at the university’s main campus in Newark, Delaware, just outside of Mitchell Hall, according to reports.
Authorities reportedly took down the three nooses and are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
The rally was held Monday night at roughly 6:15 p.m. following a speaking engagement on campus, reports said.
The nooses were seen the next day in the location the demonstration occurred, according to NBC10.
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Another rally is now planned for outside Mitchell Hall, reports said, at 4:30 p.m.
The university also alerted students of the incident, which remains under investigation.
Anyone with information on suspicious activity between dusk and 10 p.m. Tuesday is asked to contact police at 302-831-2222.