American tourist is beaten up after giving Nazi salute in Germany

Drunk American tourist's Nazi salute sparks German punch-up

German police say a drunken American male tourist was punched by a passer-by as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden.

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 incident came just a week after two Chinese tourists were arrested for the same offensive behavior in Berlin.

According to police records, the American tourist was extremely intoxicated, as indicated by a high blood alcohol level.

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The American also had insignia of "unconstitutional organizations, which includes Nazi symbols", Deutsche Welle reported.

The man who punched the tourist fled the scene after the assault. The insignia in question prompted a separate police investigation.

It's the second time this month that tourists have gotten themselves into legal trouble for giving the Nazi salute. They were released after posting bond of €500, almost $600, each.

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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