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What with the Federal Elections looming on the horizon at the end of this month, all parties are busy holding rallies to catch more voters.
Yes, all parties, unfortunately so, including the far-right NPD (Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - National-Democratic Party of Germany).
As so far all plans and/or attempts to forbid the NPD have led to nothing1 holding rallies is their protected right as a registered political party.
So on the 28th of last month the NPD was holding a rally in Kochel am See in Bavaria.
The original plan had been to simply ignore them, mayor Thomas W. Holz (33, CSU) told newspapers in an interview.
This was proving difficult though, as the NPD came “armed” with megaphones and huge loudspeakers, effectively drowning Town Hall and the surrounding area in their right wing drivel.
Not easy to ignore such a racket.
… a resident started mowing his lawn.
Another one “remembered” he had some urgent work to do that required the use of a buzz saw.
This inspired another to do some serious work in his garden with a chainsaw.
Other residents got out their lawnmowers and chainsaw as well.
Yet others drove by Town Hall with their tractors and cars, honking their horns.
According to the mayor the NPD could not interest anyone in their flyers either, and “Kochel has never been mowed so tidily before”.
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