January 20, 2022

“University of Michigan Police Seek Person Who Urinated on Prayer Rug at Shapiro Library”

From MLive.com

University of Michigan police are investigating destruction of property in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library after someone urinated on a rug used for prayer at the facility.


Diane Brown, spokeswoman for the division, confirmed the rug in question was designated for prayer use in the room. The university has several reflection rooms across campus that can be used by community members of all faiths for prayer or reflection.

The incident has been listed as malicious destruction of property with a bias motivation, she said. It remains under investigation.

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