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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.
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)
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor