Scottish boy drowns out hateful preacher with bagpipes

Bagpipes: not just for ceremonial purposes.

Feb 29, 2020, 7:22 pm*

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Michelle Jaworski 

Michelle Jaworski

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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)

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*First Published: Sep 21, 2015, 9:32 am