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Police investigating antisemitic, transphobic flyers found in East Atlanta neighborhood

ATLANTA — More antisemitic flyers have been distributed around metro Atlanta, about a month after the last time people found similar flyers in their neighborhood.

On Sunday, Atlanta police issued a statement about flyers found in East Atlanta titled “Who is behind the rise in transgenderism?” that feature a large rainbow-colored Star of David, and display QR codes with links to websites with anti-Jewish and anti-transgender statements.

Police said they were aware of the flyers and the Atlanta Police Department’s Homeland Security Unit was notified and is investigating.

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Police say they are not aware of any criminal acts related to the flyers, “however, their distribution has led to a heightened level of awareness throughout our department and we have increased patrols around where the flyers were found.”

Police ask anyone who may have observed or received one of these flyers to notify them.

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Channel 2 Action News previously reported on similar antisemitic flyers were distributed in Cherokee County on March 19 in the Bridge Mill subdivision.

“There was a number of homes in the neighborhood that got them. It wasn’t targeted. It seemed like they went up and down the street and most homes had received them,” Bridge Mill resident Hilary Sosebee told Channel 2.

In recent months, hateful flyers were also left at homes in neighborhoods in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.

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