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    German Town Plays Brilliant Prank On Neo-Nazis During Annual March

    The event turned into the country's most "involuntary walkathon".

    On 15 November, a group of neo-Nazis carried out their annual march through the town of Wunsiedel in east Germany.

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    The event attracts hundreds of people to the site where Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s deputy, was buried until 2011.

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    The inhabitants of Wunsiedel had previously watched the march from a distance, the Washington Post reported, but this year decided they'd had enough and took action in the most brilliant way.

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    The town turned the funeral march into “Germany’s most involuntary walkathon”.

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    Without the neo-Nazis’ knowledge, an initiative called Rechts gegen Rechts, Rights against Rights, created a scheme whereby for every metre the neo-Nazis walked, local residents and businesses would donate €10 to a programme aimed at making it easier for people to leave extreme right-wing groups.

    For every step they took, the neo-Nazis were effectively campaigning against neo-Nazis and financing more defections.

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    The route of the march was lined with motivational posters, encouraging the group to keep on raising more money.

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    There was even markings on the road, showing the neo-Nazis how much money they had raised.

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    By the end of the march, the far-right supporters reportedly raised €10,000 for the EXIT Germany scheme.

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    Rechts gegen Rechts filmed this video from the day:

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    The initiative also collated tweets and pictures from the event.

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