21 Aug 2017

Fighting hate with humour

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:24 pm on 21 August 2017
Thousands of protesters march in Boston against a planned 'Free Speech Rally'

Thousands of protesters march in Boston against a planned 'Free Speech Rally' Photo: AFP

Like many Americans, Erin Donovan, of Maine was very upset by the white supremist rally in Charlottesville last weekend. One of the neo-nazi attendees drove his sports car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring many others.

So when Erin she heard a similar protest was being held by alt-right groups in Boston, she knew she had to join the counter protest. But she didn't want to fight the hate with anger, she wanted to try and transcend it using humour, so crowdsourced amongst her peers to come up with amusing banner slogans.

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