A team of adult men dressed in Nazi paraphernalia, amongst them a Bay Region chief of a known antisemitic firm, were allegedly seen harassing folks all through Los Angeles County, like at a West Hollywood gas station and at a Beverly Hills Hilton resort.

The team sparked fury final weekend immediately after being spotted driving close to in a box truck painted with antisemitic, white supremacist rhetoric, generating references to the “great replacement” conspiracy idea, a white supremacist myth that immigrants and ethnic minorities are “replacing” America’s white population. 

The acronym “GDL” was reportedly painted on the truck, a seeming reference to the Goyim Protection League — a team categorized by the Anti-Defamation League as a network that “espouses vitriolic antisemitism and white supremacist themes by using the web, by means of propaganda distributions and in road steps.” One of the people was identified by the team StopAntisemitism as Jon Minadeo Jr., the Petaluma-primarily based chief of the GDL.

In accordance to the Los Angeles Instances, Minadeo and a group of adult men were spotted at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Saturday in what appeared to be outfits related to Nazi brownshirts, parading about the lodge and shouting, “Here arrives Jew boy … we’re going to make you go extinct.” 

Also on Saturday, Forward noted, two guys in the truck were also noticed in West Hollywood harassing Black motorists obtaining gasoline and shouting homophobic messages. (It is unclear whether just one of people guys was Minadeo.) Video clips also confirmed the automobile all-around Beverly Hills, with folks shouting antisemitic messages from inside of. 

Officials in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood condemned the steps. 


“A Disgusting antisemitic truck spewing vulgar Jew hatred drove via our streets these days,” Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse tweeted Saturday. “An example of inhumanity. As a daughter of an Auschwitz survivor, I will often stand up, communicate out and battle this hatred.”

In March, Minadeo’s girlfriend at the time, yoga teacher Kelly Johnson, was fired from two common Bay Space yoga studios because of her link with Minadeo. Operator Jeff Renfro explained Minadeo in an job interview with SFGATE as “a fairly properly-recognised white supremacist, antisemite, gay-basher.”

Beverly Hills law enforcement have yet to publicly discover any one who carried out these steps. A spokesperson for the department did not instantly react to a ask for for remark from SFGATE.