Drunk American tourist punched, arrested after giving Nazi salute in Germany

Frederick Owens
August 13, 2017

An inebriated American tourist was beaten up in the German city of Dresden after he repeatedly raised his arm to give the Nazi salute, police said today. According to official accounts, the unknown attacker fled the scene and is now being sought for causing bodily harm.

The U.S. tourist was slightly injured, the report said, adding that a test by the police showed that the Hitler-salute giver had alcohol blood level of 0.276 percent.

People have gathered in Dresden on February 6, 2016 to protest against a mass rally of the Pegida movement (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident).

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The police have launched a procedure for the use of "symbols of unconstitutional organizations" by the tourist.

Just last week, a pair of Chinese tourists were arrested for taking photographs of themselves giving the Nazi salute in front of the Reichstag in Berlin.

That's this weekend's object lesson from Germany, a nation that knows a thing or two about Nazis. He was placed under investigation for violating German laws against the display of Nazi symbols or slogans.

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