NORTHERN KENTUCKY (FOX19) - Members of Northern Kentucky University's student organization "Northern Right to Life" said a cross display they put up was vandalized.
The president of the "pro-life" group, freshman Maria Walker, said they create the display every year as a peaceful way to take a stand against abortion.
The 290 crosses sat on a green space on campus. According to Walker, each one represented 10 babies that die every day by abortion.
Walker said one morning, the group woke up to coat hangers on some of the crosses. Then, vandalism was reported.
"Our display was just totally destroyed," Walker said. "Our main sign, our big sign that explains the whole display was gone. All the crosses were torn down. It's just a mess."
Freshman Michael Bailey said his friend spotted the damage, so they jumped in to help.
"We found each and every individual cross," Bailey said. "Some of them had to be screwed back together, and we stuck them into the ground. There is no reason to just tear down crosses."
Walker and Bailey believe the person, or people, responsible were not only disrespectful, but were targeting their freedom of speech.
"This display goes against a lot of the students beliefs here, but we wish everyone would be respectful of that," Walker said.
Walker said she had a meeting with university leaders Monday, and they are looking into the issue.