Scottish boy drowns out hateful preacher with bagpipes

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Bagpipes: not just for ceremonial purposes.

One Scottish boy took the pipes into his own hands in order to fight back against a hateful preacher.

The preacher, with a microphone and speakers in hand, was spewing his hateful speech in a Scottish town square. While passersby could try to ignore it, one boy wasn’t having it. So, armed with a bagpipe, walked up to the preacher and tried to play louder than the man could speak—at least until the police arrived.

If you can’t reason with them, drown them out with music? It’s somewhat of a strategy.

Photo via Quim Pagans/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.