This sounds like something straight out of a Troma movie. Fifteen members of a militant neo-Nazi group stormed the Kiwi vegan café in Tbilisi, the capital of the country of Georgia and began throwing sausages, meat and fish at the patrons and staff. Vegan hating Nazis! No tofu for you! Their hatred of foreigners is only rivaled by their hatred of vegetables.
Scene of a vegan hate crime.
Described as a “radical nationalist” group, the Georgian Ultras wanted to make it known that “real” Georgians eat meat. To be fair, have you ever tried eating a “vegan burger?” It tastes like a god damn hockey puck. Maybe they just are more anti- hockey puck?
A statement on Facebook by the café described the bizarre scene as the Nazis interrupted the peaceful vegans smugly eating their healthy meals.
“Yesterday in Kiwi, during the movie screening, a group of people who prepared an anti-vegan provocative action, entered and started to be violent. It all started when they came into the cafe speaking and laughing loudly and didn’t care when we asked them to be quiet and not to disturb the people who came to watch the film. Continuing to act loudly and disturbingly, they pulled out some grilled meat, sausages, fish and started eating them and throwing them at us, and finally they started to smoke. Knowing that all of the above is forbidden here, they were just trying to provoke our friends and disrespect us.”
The staff asked the sausage wielding Nazis to leave the restaurant and after their pro-meat demonstration they eventually took off. However the Kiwi café had already called the cops, which only made things worse. The local police showed up and seeing that some of the vegans were Mohawk wearing, piercing, tattooed types, they assumed they were the ones responsible for the altercation. And you know what they say when you assume. People in Georgia really hate vegans.
The Georgian cops openly laughed at the account of vegans being pelted with meat and seemed like they were going to do little to track down the Ultras responsible. I guess they haven’t tried a good grilled eggplant.
It was not exactly clear why the Nazi group decided to target the vegan café on Sunday, other than they like to mess with anyone they see as different. Although it is a tough call to decide who is more militant: a vegan or a neo-Nazi? Who would you rather get stuck in an elevator with? On the one hand neo-Nazis have a despicable world view centered around racial purity and discrimination. On the other hand vegans will chew your ear off talking about all the “puss in milk and cheese.” So it’s really a rough call.
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