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Scottish boy drowns out hateful preacher with bagpipes

Bagpipes: not just for ceremonial purposes.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 21, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 10:55 pm CDT

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.

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