"Stop The TV Whore Takeover": Drone Drops Nazi Flyers On Sacramento State Bridge Dinner

Hundreds gathered at an outdoor college fundraiser in downtown Sacramento Friday evening; residents were abruptly interrupted when a drone buzzed overhead and dropped Nazi propaganda flyers, reported The State Hornet.

Flyers landed on Sacramento State's annual "Bites on the Bridge" Farm-to-Fork dinner held on Guy West Bridge, a suspension bridge for students linking the school with campus dorms.

Additional reports said flyers were also dropped around the Golden 1 Center, where thousands were waiting to enter the stadium for an Ariana Grande concert.

The flyers, marked with swastikas and statements like "stop the TV whore takeover" and "the press is the enemy," went viral on social media.

CSUS President Robert S. Nelsen issued a statement condemning the flyers shortly after The State Hornet reported the incident.

"Sacramento State condemns in the strongest terms the dissemination of hate speech and propaganda Friday evening at our annual fundraising dinner on the Guy West Bridge. 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."

Dominic Vitiello, a reporter for the student paper, posted pictures on Twitter of the flyers recovered from Friday's drone drops.


University spokesman Brian Blomster told The State Hornet that the Sacramento State Police Department was informed about the incident and has since launched an investigation into who was operating the drone.

The flyers had a web address to "The Red 'X' Society" and various social media accounts, which shows a video last month of a drone releasing flyers over the California State Capitol.

The State Hornet noted Twitter user @TracyMapes tweeted drone images of the State Capitol and the surrounding area one day before the incident. They said the American River College student and Sacramento resident Tracy Mapes had a run-in with the law on suspicion of dropping flyers on two NFL games in Santa Clara and Oakland.

It certainly seems that whoever was operating the drone felt more compelled to spread propganda by drone and leaflets than social media due to the recent Facebook banning of far-right figures.