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This Street Artist Is Covering Swastikas With Messages of Peace and Love


With a rising nationalistic fervor in European countries abroad, there is a rising group of racists who feel emboldened to share their horrible world view. You don't always have the opportunity to punch a Nazi in the face, but there are other ways to undermine their hateful ideology.

Bored Panda reports that a man named Ibo Omari has started a campaign in Berlin to cover swastikas that have become a more frequent sight on city walls in recent years. It's called #Paintback, and it encourages people to paint over these hate symbols wherever they see them. The group made a short video about their work, which went viral in Germany: