Swiss town denies passport to vegan anti-cowbell campaigner 'for being annoying'

“Tanja Suter, the president of the local Swiss People’s Party, claimed Ms Holten has a “big mouth” and residents had not wanted to give her the gift of citizenship “if she annoys us and doesn’t respect our traditions”.
Urs Treier, a spokesperson for the local government administration in the village, told The Local residents know the legal requirements for Ms Holten’s naturalisation have been met, but that if a person who puts themselves in the spotlight and rebels against accepted traditions in a local community “it can cause the community to not want such a person in their midst”.