Lausanne ‘sheep’ go viral in protest video

It’s not every day that shoppers in Lausanne see a bunch of people dressed as sheep running around the streets. Now a video of the event, created last weekend to protest at the Swiss People Party’s (SVP) plan to expel foreign criminals, has gone viral, with over 667,000 views on Facebook.

The video, filmed by a group of friends calling themselves Collective Bièvre, shows four white sheep chasing after a black sheep, mimicking the SVP’s controversial poster which shows a white sheep kicking a black sheep out of Switzerland.

However in the light-hearted video, when the white sheep catch up to the black, they embrace her in a group hug – and are quickly joined by several passers-by.

The video ends with the slogan: “Don’t be a sheep. You are not racist”.

 

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