American tourist is beaten up after performing Nazi salute in Germany

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

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

The incident occurred early Saturday morning, apparently after a night of drinking.

The American citizen - whose identity is now being withheld - is being investigated for violating German law that strictly forbids the use of Nazi symbols.

However, the American tourist is also under investigation, as his actions violate current German laws relating to the display of Nazi slogans or symbols.

The men, matured 36 and 49, were spotted by police close to the German parliament, taking photographs playing out the raised arm signal.

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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. Police have declined to release the man's name or hometown. The man who punched him fled from the scene and police are searching for him.

While residents of Germany and Austria, as well as many of their European neighbors, are educated on the laws forbidding Nazi symbols and expressions, it's not clear if Chinese tourists are aware of the post-1945 statutes.

This is the second time this month that tourists have been arrested for demonstrating Nazi symbols in Germany. "Don't do it anywhere in fact".

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