USA tourist beaten for giving Hitler salute in Dresden, Germany


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

According to officials in Germany, the incident happened at around 8:15 a.m. local time Saturday outside a café in the center of Dresden in eastern Germany. That attacker reportedly fled the scene and police are now looking for him to lay charges 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.

The tourist also had the insignia of "unconstitutional organizations, which includes Nazi symbols".

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The American is now under investigation for violating Germany's blasphemy laws which are very strict when it comes to anything related to Nazi symbolism. He is wanted for questioning by Dresden police. They were later freed after posting a 500 Euro bail.

The man could face up to three years in prison as punishment in Germany for expressing Nazi symbols, although courts typically settle on fines for a first offense.

An American tourist was punched by a passerby in Germany for displaying a Nazi salute several times.

This month the Switzerland Supreme Court convicted a man who was photographed giving the Nazi salute in front of a synagogue in Geneva.