Hundreds of German neo-Nazis were in for an unpleasant surprise when residents of a local town bought out the entire supply of beer.
The Nazis descended upon the town of Ostritz in Saxony to revel at the Schild und Schwert Festival, a white supremacist celebration held this past weekend.
The Nazis had already been forbidden by court order to consume or possess alcohol, due to fears of potential violence. Police confiscated thousands of liters from the Nazis ahead of and at the event, but residents of Ostritz were still wary that the white supremacists would purchase booze at a local store.
So the residents bought hundreds of crates of beer, until the local store was all out.
Local activist Georg Salditt elaborated on the action:
“The plan was devised a week in advance. We wanted to dry the Nazis out. We thought, if an alcohol ban is coming, we’ll empty the shelves at the Penny [supermarket].”
People cheered for the strong display of opposition.
Not all hero’s wear capes !— Ayesha khan (@PanaceaJK) June 24, 2019
In germany that is punishment!! Heck yeah— Any Rubik (@Anyrubik) June 24, 2019
No beer for nazi scum— Federico Scala (@Federicoscala) June 24, 2019
That's awesome...— Deborah Ditkowsky (@DeborahDitkows1) June 24, 2019
Nice! Smart too - nothing worse than a bunch of drunk right wingers and someone on stage riling them up.— Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky (@AndreiNikolaye2) June 24, 2019
That’s how u drain a swamp— C Fisk (@ybnormal4444) June 24, 2019
In addition to the beer buyout, the community held two counterprotests against the 600 Nazis who attended the festival.
So next time you enjoy a beer, be sure to raise a glass to the citizens of Ostritz, who told the Nazis, “Not today.”
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