A drone dropped flyers featuring swastikas and anti-media slogans such as “the press is the enemy” outside an Ariana Grande concert at a Sacramento State University event.
Police are investigating who flew a drone that dropped swastika-laden, anti-media flyers in Sacramento outside of both an outdoor Sacramento State fundraising dinner and an Ariana Grande concert. https://t.co/OSkpxVSp6z— KTVU (@KTVU) May 6, 2019
Flyers were found on both sides of the Guy West Bridge, as well as outside the Golden 1 Center arena, where Grande was performing at the time.
Sacramento State University President Robert S. Nelsen condemned “in the strongest terms the dissemination of hate speech and propaganda,” adding:
“The anonymous act of spreading such vile material is offensive and runs counter to the principles of inclusion and diversity practiced at Sac State. It did not stop the event, nor will it slow our march toward greater understanding and commitment to the rights and safety of our campus community.”
Some of the flyers included URLs for the “Red ‘X’ Society,” an obscure online group founded by Sacramento resident Tracy Mapes.
Mapes was arrested in November 2017 for dropping anti-media flyers over two NFL games in Oakland and Santa Clara.
The flyers have left some on edge.
Cool cool, drones dropping Nazi and anti free press flyers in California, I’m sure it’s fine and nothing jaw droppingly horrific will come from this. https://t.co/nbTF8EOg1u— Katie MacBride (@msmacb) May 7, 2019
I strongly urge to look into the flyers that were dropped at some Ariana grande concert. The flyers are literally mocking the media by calling them nazis and the media is responding by doing the naziest thing and twisting the words of the flyer to make it a racist message pic.twitter.com/ofFwJ3ZNd0— 🔬🔭 (@TELASCOPE) May 6, 2019
Drone Guy isn't a Nazi (it looks like he's calling "the media" Nazis), but if people are already dropping flyers with drones it's only a matter of time before someone drops an IED. https://t.co/GYJnnkz4xv— Big Sister Is Watching (@heupchurch) May 6, 2019
Yo this shits creepy as fuck if you live in Sac you should def be paying attention. NAZI FLYERS at Sac state yall, shits nuts https://t.co/l8ZlQfNn5r— Scrawny Snarko (@nothinpolitical) May 4, 2019
Mapes has not been arrested for this incident, but local law enforcement is investigating.