SURFSIDE, Florida — Antisemitic flyers were distributed over the weekend to hundreds of homes in two South Florida cities with large Jewish populations, authorities said.
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber tweeted that flyers in plastic sandwich bags with small pebbles were distributed to hundreds of homes.
In neighboring Surfside, the same type of flyers were distributed to homes, officials said in a “community alert” email to residents.
In a photo that Gelber posted, half of the flyer is legible. It lists of some of the health officials in Washington leading the response to COVID-19 and says they are Jewish.
“Every single aspect of the COVID agenda is Jewish,” the flyers read.
As a precaution, Gelber and Surfside officials said patrols were being stepped up in neighborhoods and at religious institutions. Local and federal law enforcement agencies were investigating the flyers’ origins, officials said.
This morning hundreds of homes in our community found plastic bags outside their homes filled with a hateful anti-Semitic flyer and small pebbles. @MiamiBeachPD is actively investigating to determine their origin. As a precaution we’ve increased patrols in our neighborhoods and… pic.twitter.com/5bx0RvnRoD
— Dan Gelber (@MayorDanGelber) January 23, 2022
“There is no place for this in our community & we will do all we can to make that point clear,” Gelber tweeted.
This is what some #MiamiBeach residents woke up to outside their homes this morning,
anti-Semitic flyers blaming “The Covid Agenda” on Jewish people. The @MiamiBeachPD is investigating. @wsvn @ADL @ADL_Florida @StopAntisemites @antisemitism pic.twitter.com/5WY8B2LQKl
— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) January 23, 2022
Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.