The protests for the Black Lives Matter movement are ongoing. With how 2020 is turning out to be, it is no surprise people have had enough of racism, sexism, homophobia, and everything in between. These horrible parts of humanity have gone unchecked for too long.
We stand with you, #blacklivesmatter. One of the biggest problems today is that we, the ones in the sidelines, are not doing anything about it. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr. “A time comes when silence is betrayal.”
There are different ways to protest these unfair events. You can join peaceful demonstrations, donate to the people supporting the cause, or just have that hard conversation with your loved ones. Don’t stay quiet when racism happens.
The residents of Ostritz, Germany, certainly didn’t stay quiet when they found out a bunch of Nazis wanted to throw a party in their town. Their solution: to buy all the beer from the local stores – making it a “dry” nazi party.
The approximately 500 visitors to the far-right festival “Schild und Schwert” in German Ostritz were unable to get alcohol for their hateful event. However, it wasn’t because there was nothing available in the city. Turns out that the residents joined forces and bought every single drop of alcohol in sight.
Fighting the Nazis
In total, over 120 cases of beer were acquired by the locals. Ensuring that festival visitors – mostly Nazis – couldn’t have the party they wanted, reports German newspaper Der Spiegel.
On Friday, the police confiscated all beer inside the festival. The local court issued an alcohol ban, fearing that violence would increase in parallel with the extremists’ intoxication rate.
You can see the citizens of Ostritz in action before the event took place.
I think that the residents of Ostritz did a fantastic job. A great example of how we can all do something to fight the hatred in the world. We must never stay quiet when people do not consider others as their equals.
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