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Drunk American Assaulted After Giving Nazi Salute in Germany

Drunk American Assaulted After Giving Nazi Salute in Germany

Police in Dresden, Germany, arrested an American tourist over the weekend for giving the Nazi salute outside a cafe on the streets of downtown.

The incident marked the second time this month that tourists got themselves into legal trouble for giving the Nazi salute in Germany.

The Independent are reporting that the 41 year old sustained minor injuries after the assault which occurred at 8.15am on Saturday morning.

The police added that the American tourist, who is under investigation for violating Germany's laws against the display of Nazi symbols or slogans, had an extremely high blood alcohol level.

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It was revealed that he was also being investigated by authorities for the use of insignia of unconstitutional organizations, which includes Nazi symbols. Police have declined to release the man's name or hometown. That attacker reportedly fled the scene and police are now looking for him to lay charges for causing bodily harm.

The incident comes a week after two Chinese tourists were arrested in Germany for making the Heil Hitler salute in front of the Reichstag building, where the German parliament meets. They were released after posting bond of €500, almost $600, each.

The Nazi salute, along with other symbols of Nazism such as the swastika, are banned in Germany in most contexts.