Chicago police are investigating after antisemitic messages were placed onto cars in the Portage Park neighborhood Sunday afternoon.
Police say around 12:33 p.m. an unknown person placed cardboard with antisemitic messages written about them on several windshields, in the 5400 block of West Wilson Avenue.
The Jewish advocacy group StopAntisemitism has been tracking the activities of those responsible – the Goyim Defense League’ or ‘GDL’ for nearly five years and state they vilify Jews with their premeditated hate campaigns.
No arrests were made.
Area Five detectives are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
Congressman Jesús “Chuy” Garcia issued the following statement condemning the incident in his district:
“This morning, I was alerted to antisemitic leaflets distributed at residences in my district. I condemn this disgusting display of antisemitism. My Jewish constituents deserve to live in safety and without fear of intimidation or violence.
The leaflets draw on deeply rooted conspiracy theories about government influence by listing Jewish members of the Biden administration.