21 June 2019, Saxony, Ostritz: Three men and a woman are standing in front of a stage on the area of the Schild und Schwert Festival. With the 4th Ostritz Peace Festival, the city of Ostritz wants to react to a new meeting of neo-Nazis to the Shield and Sword Festival in the East Saxon city. Photo: Daniel Schäfer/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Daniel Schäfer/picture alliance via Getty Images)
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Local Residents Troll Neo-Nazi Music Festival Attendees In The Perfect Way

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.

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.”

Of course, one of the ultimate Nazi trollings is Inglourious Basterds, available here.

Or, well, pretty much anything by Mel Brooks. You can get the Mel Brooks Collection here with:

  • The Twelve Chairs
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Silent Movie
  • High Anxiety
  • History of the World – Part 1
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Spaceballs
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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Written by Evan Brechtel

Evan Brechtel is a writer and actor living in New York. A Fordham University graduate, he also writes a monthly column for Chosen Magazine and is currently working on a historical fiction novel about New York queer bars over the twentieth century.