Multiple antisemitic flyers were tossed around a San Francisco neighborhood, police said.
The flyers were reported in the Pacific Heights neighborhood on Jan. 23, the San Francisco Police Department said. They came after other cities saw the same messages, including in Florida and Colorado.
The offensive flyers blame Jewish people for the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, KTVU reported.
About 15 people, including individuals connected to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national officials, are listed on the flyers, which accuse them of the “COVID agenda,” and all have “Jewish” next to their names, KNTV reported.
They were placed in plastic bags with rice to keep them from flying away and left around doorsteps, KABC-TV reported.
A Jewish woman found some of the flyers while on a walk in her neighborhood so she reported them to the Anti-Defamation League, the news outlet reported.
“There is that link to spreading the lies, trying to intimidate and it can inspire violence and terroristic activity,”Anti-Defamation League Regional Director Seth Brysk told KNTV.
Police officers collected some of the flyers and made an incident report. The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 415-575-4444 or text TIP411.