Town Tricks Neo-Nazis Into Raising Money For Anti-Neo-Nazi Charity (VIDEO)

A town in Germany recently tricked a group of neo-Nazis into goose-stepping their way into a walkathon for an anti-extremist charity.

Each year, residents of Wunsiedel in Bavaria have to deal with a gathering of neo-Nazis who trek to their town to commemorate Rudolf Hess, one of Hitler’s deputies, in a perverse recognition of National Heroes’ Remembrance Day on Nov. 15, according to the Independent.

But this year, the townspeople teamed up with Rechts gegen Rechts (Right Against Right), an anti-extremist organization with a plan to turn the tables on the would-be brownshirts, as a video released by the group showed.

Their trick was simple enough: As the neo-Nazis prepared their annual march through the town, residents of Wunsiedel agreed to pledge €10 for every mile the unsuspecting fascists walked.

According to the video, the money would go to EXIT Germany, a charity dedicated to providing a way out for disillusioned rightwingers trying to escape the neo-Fascist scene.

It went off without a hitch, all of it on tape. For added effect, the organizers of the punk’d march put up colorful posters and markers informing the surprised neo-Nazis how much they were raising for a fund dedicated to thinning their ranks.

The video captured the concerned faces of the fascist marchers as they began to realize it was a set up.

Rechts gegen Rechts said it raised €10,000. The group dubbed it “Germany’s most involuntary walkathon.”

h/t The Guardian

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