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Sousaphone player trolls KKK members protesting Confederate flag removal

Sometimes the best response to a hate group is just outright mockery.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Jul 21, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 7:55 am CDT

The KKK‘s Confederate flag protest in South Carolina was an odd combination of disturbing and embarrassing, but there was a silver lining in the form of one incredible troll.

The white-supremacist group showed up outside the state Capitol to protest the removal of the Confederate flag from a government memorial, at one point clashing with members of the New Black Panther Party. As situation grew more and more tense, a local musician devised a unique way of defusing the situation: He followed the KKK protesters down the street while playing a sousaphone.

By the way, he was playing the same mocking tune played by Stewie in this Family Guy clip.

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It’s very difficult to appear intimidating when you’re being followed around by a soundtrack of comical sousaphone music—which is exactly what this American hero was thinking when he started playing.

Photo via Tyler/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jul 21, 2015, 8:23 am CDT