In Germany, Locals Bought All Available Beer To Ruin A Nazi Rally

Neo-Nazis were left with no beer to drink after police seized and locals bought all of the beer in the town of Ostritz.

When neo-Nazi music festival goers hit the German town of Ostritz over the weekend, they found the venue fresh out of beer, according to BBC News.

Ahead of the Shield and Sword festival, local police seized 4,200 litres of beer and civilians bought up what was left. A court has ruled previously that “the event has an obviously martial and aggressive character”, justifying the ban.

Georg Salditt, a local activist, told Germany's Bild daily: "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]."

A local woman told ZDF television that the neo-Nazis simply were not welcome in her town, saying, "For us it's important to send the message from Ostritz that there are people here who won't tolerate this, who say 'we have different values here, we're setting an example, which is not the image of a far-right concert, which dominates the media coverage'."

According to the German press, about 500 to 600 people attended the festival, compared to about 1,200 last year.

Read the full report here.

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