Two University of California campuses were affected by incidents of hate in the last week after two men shouted gay slurs at unsuspecting students at UCLA and another pair was caught spray painting hateful messages on a campus wall at UC Berkeley.
On Friday, a UCLA student was walking alone when a van approached and two men got out. One of the men brandished a knife, shouted a gay slur at the student and attacked, according to KPCC.
The student only suffered minor bruises and scrapes. Police are still searching for the suspects.
At Berkeley, two men were discovered spray painting the Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences. The graffiti depicted anti-gay hate speech, according to Berkeleyside.
When police approached the area, two men fled. The UC police department called both incidents hate crimes.