Tampa Jewish community leaders warned constituents of antisemitic actions that took place over the weekend. According to a message sent out by the Board and Management of the Tampa Jewish Community Centers and Federation, antisemitic flyers were handed out in the Hyde Park area.
The Tampa JCC and Federation said it believes the flyers were distributed by the Goyim Defense League (GDL), a white supremacist and antisemitic group. The group is known for its “‘Name the Nose’ tours, which can involve several days or even weeks of antisemitic stunts in a particular geographical area,” the message from the board said.
The watchdog group StopAntisemitism tweeted about the incident on June 4th, adding a thread detailing GDL’s stunts over the past few years.
Jewish community leaders said an official report was made with the Tampa Police Department, and the FBI is now involved.
“While there is no evidence of any imminent threat at this time, we take all antisemitic incidents very seriously and we’ll continue to keep you up to date with the information you need to help keep us all safe.” the message said.