For decades now, neo-Nazis have descended annually on the German town of Wunsiedel, where Rudolph Hess, Hilter’s deputy, was buried up until 2011.
But the town’s residents are getting fed up with watching the fascists march through their midst in commemoration of such a horrific part of history, and this past November 15, they decided to do something about it.
From the Washington Post:
This time, however, everything was different: Although Wunsiedel’s inhabitants had observed the march from a distance over the past years, this Nov. 15, some of them welcomed the neo-Nazi protesters effusively with rainbow confetti and even cheered for them. What had happened?
No, the residents of Wunsiedel — most of them skeptical and critical of the neo-fascists — had not suddenly turned into Nazi sympathizers.
Instead, the group Rights versus Rights (Rechts gegen Rechts) had come up with a new way to protest the annual neo-Nazi march: For every meter the neo-Nazis walked, local businesses and residents would donate $12.50 to a nongovernmental organization devoted to making it easier for neo-Nazis to leave behind their hateful politics. The scene was captured on video by the group: