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Displays at an event by the San Diego regional office of the Anti-Defamation League. The Southern California branch responded to the L.A. hate incidents. Photo by Ken Stone

Police are investigating the overnight disbursement of about 25 flyers in a Southern California community that placed the blame for gun control efforts on Jews, authorities said Sunday.

The flyers were left in an area of Beverly Hills, north of Sunset Boulevard, according to Sgt. Scott Dibble of the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Dibble said the disbursement posed no “significant threat” and called the effort “very minimal.”

The report comes one day after seven people from the anti-Jewish group Goyim Defense League draped signs on an overpass of the San Diego (405) Freeway in Los Angeles that read, “Kanye is right about the Jews” and “Honk if you know.”

The sign is a reference to recent antisemitic statements made by rapper Ye – also known as Kanye West. Several of those on the overpass also were photographed making “Heil Hitler” salutes Saturday.

“Outrageous effort to fan the flames of antisemitism gripping the nation. This group is known for espousing vitriolic #antisemitism and white supremacist ideology. Hate has no place in Los Angeles or elsewhere and these attempts will not divide us,” the Anti-Defamation League of Southern California tweeted Sunday.

It was unclear if the same group was responsible for the flyers in Beverly Hills. No contact information for the Goyim Defense League could be found.

“ENOUGH HATE meant 2 silence us. I will speak LOUDER #Antisemitism,” Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse tweeted Sunday.

Bosse is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor.

Beverly Hills was one of the targeted areas, along with Pasadena, late last year for similar fliers placing blame on Jewish people for COVID-19.

City News Service





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