Germany: Chinese Tourists Arrested for Nazi Salutes

German police arrested two Chinese tourists for making illegal “Heil Hitler” salutes in front of the historic Reichstag building that houses the German parliament.

(Reuters)

Berlin police officers say they detained the two men, aged 36 and 49, after they were seen striking the salute and photographing each other with their mobile phones.

They face charges for “using symbols of illegal organizations”, the police said in a statement, and were released after posting bail of 500 euros each.

Germany has strict laws against free speech, free expression especially symbols linked to the National Socialists.

The Reichstag is a powerful symbol in Germany. It was destroyed by fire in 1933 by a communist arsonist.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s