Story at a glance
- Hundreds of fliers featuring antisemitic comments were found in cities across Florida earlier this week.
- The fliers falsely blame a “COVID agenda” on the Jewish community.
- The flier then directs people to visit a “Jewish supremacist naming platform.”
Hundreds of antisemitic fliers were left across several Florida cities earlier this week blaming the “COVID agenda” on Jewish people.
On Monday, residents in the two beachside towns of Melbourne Beach and Indialantic found the fliers sealed in plastic baggies and weighed down with rocks, according to Florida Today, and hundreds more of the papers were found in a handful of southern Florida cities like Miami and Surfside.
Similar fliers were found in Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, California and Maryland, according to CNN, and authorities in Denver and San Francisco are investigating the incidents.
“These antisemitic acts and any scare tactics like them have no place in San Francisco,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Twitter. “We have a strong and proud Jewish community in this City, and we will continue to do everything we can to support all of our diverse communities when they are threatened like this.”
CNN, which obtained a copy of the flier, described the document as showing an image of the Star of David along with a list of top government officials, heads of investment management companies and pharmaceutical company executives that the fliers state are all Jewish.
Jewish hate speech was printed on the back of the flier that directs people to seek more information and to visit a “Anti-kosher, video sharing, live streaming Jewish supremacist naming platform,” according to Newsweek.
“These fliers are an attempt to intimidate and harass Jewish communities around the United States,” the Anti-Defamation League wrote on Twitter. “We appreciate the strong condemnation from local leaders and police forces.”
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