Drunk American punched for giving Nazi salute in Germany

Cheryl Sanders
August 13, 2017

An American tourist was beaten by a local man after he made a Nazi salute in Dresden, Germany.

Police say that the 41-year-old tourist had "an extremely high blood alcohol level", according to the Associated Press. Dresden police added the American national was under investigation for violating German laws pertaining to the public display of Nazi symbols or slogans.

The American citizen - whose identity is now being withheld - is being investigated for violating German law that strictly forbids the use of Nazi symbols. The tourist's assailant escaped the scene of the attack and is being sought by law enforcement on charges of bodily harm. His name is not being released for privacy reasons, police said.

But as one British paper pointed out, those who know the history of the Nazi salute should know not to do it.

This is the second time this month that tourists have been arrested for demonstrating Nazi symbols in Germany.

"PSA to tourists: Don't do a Nazi salute in Germany", the Metro's Jen Mills wrote.

On August 5 two Chinese voyagers were discovered taking photographs of themselves making the motion before Berlin's Reichstag building.

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