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U.S. tourist beaten up in Germany for giving Hitler salute

13 Aug 2017, 20:09 ( 8 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report

A drunken tourist from the United States was beaten up by a passer-by in Dresden, eastern Germany, the local media said Sunday.

The 41-year-old drunken man on Saturday morning showed the straight-arm Nazi salute several times in Neustadt of Dresden, and was then attacked by a man, the local Radio Dresden quoted a report by the Police Directorate Dresden.

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.

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

It is unknown that whether a procedure launched for the attacker, the report said.

The incident marked the second time this month that tourists got themselves into legal trouble for giving the Nazi salute in Germany. A week earlier, two tourists were arrested for taking photos of themselves in front of Berlin's Reichstag building while making the gesture.

Germany criminal code inflicts heavy punishment against the uses of Nazi symbols and images, and offenders may carry up to three years in prison.  

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