Tourists Arrested in Germany For Performing Hitler Salute

Aug 08, 2017, 00:30
Tourists Arrested in Germany For Performing Hitler Salute

Two Chinese tourists were arrested in Berlin over the weekend for making "Heil Hitler" salutes outside the German parliament.

It is illegal to use symbols of Nazism in Germany.

The Chinese tourist duo's decision to make the salute outside the Reichstag is also particularly ill-judged, with the building's destruction in a fire in 1933 leading to the Nazis' increasing their power in Germany. German authorities, which have begun criminal proceedings, released the pair after they posted bail of about $600 each. Laws prohibiting the salute also exist across Austria, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and several other nations.

The Chinese holiday-makers were spotted by police officers patrolling the historic landmark as they snapped smartphone images of each other raising their arms in the straight-armed gesture that has been outlawed in Germany since shortly after World War II.

Casey's wife files for divorce
The couple had publicly announced their split in March a year ago , after separating in November 2015. The 38-year-old Phoenix is asking for joint custody of their two children.

European Union investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW
However, Der Spiegel reported that the four automakers agreed to use smaller rather than larger tanks in order to cut costs. Industry analyst Arndt Ellinghorst said that there could be many more fixes to come.

Councilwoman suggests outsider for police chief
Another woman took to the microphone to question why there was no police body camera footage of the shooting. Harrity reported being "startled" by a sound coming from near their squad vehicle , the BCA said.

The charges that the tourists face were usually used to prosecute right wing hardliners.

However the police spokeswoman said the tourists were free to leave the country and if a fine is imposed it would likely be covered by the bail money already paid. They were charged for violating the ban and fined 500 euros each, the Chinese embassy said Sunday, and have now left Germany to continue their trip elsewhere.

In 2011, police arrested a Canadian tourist for giving the hateful salute while taking pictures outside the Reichstag.

The New York Times reports that Germany has seen a rise in Chinese tourists in recent years.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Taylor Swift expected to testify in groping case in Denver

    Taylor Swift expected to testify in groping case in Denver

    Mueller was removed from the concert after security guards tracked him down, and Swift's team gave the photo to the station. This one is pretty straightforward, but the whole thing is expected be done in just over a week.
    Trump Signs Russian Sanctions But Calls Bill 'Seriously Flawed'

    Trump Signs Russian Sanctions But Calls Bill 'Seriously Flawed'

    Sekulow didn't immediately respond to a request for comment made through his spokesman, Gene Kapp. The last line of the President's statement drew some interest as well.

    Starbucks to close all Teavana locations, including five in Tampa Bay

    Across the country, food traffic many malls and food courts (where most Teavana locations are found) has been steadily declining. And its tea business has grown 40% in the five years since it launched Teavana in the U.S.
  • Three defendants shot dead in Russian court during murder trial

    Three defendants shot dead in Russian court during murder trial

    She said the other four defendants facing charges in the same criminal case were in a separate room when the incident happened. They were dubbed the "Grand Theft Auto" gang by Russian media over apparent similarities with the ultra-violent video game.
    Priebus says Trump sought a different direction

    Priebus says Trump sought a different direction

    Trump had lost confidence in Priebus, privately questioning his competence after major legislative items failed to pass the U.S. In an apparent attempt at damage control, Scaramucci tweeted late Thursday: "I sometimes use colourful language".

    Danilo: Manchester City set to sign Real Madrid defender for £26.5m

    Mourinho suggested United allowed De Gea, who has two years left on his terms, the choice of whether to move to Real. I think it was clear that Bale likes Madrid , the challenge, the situation.
  • Mauricio Pochettino explains his decision regarding Josh Onomah

    Mauricio Pochettino explains his decision regarding Josh Onomah

    Last night's rumors that suggested Aston Villa were about to take Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Josh Onomah on loan turned out to be accurate.
    Destiny 2 cheat clamp-down will be a streamer's nightmare

    Destiny 2 cheat clamp-down will be a streamer's nightmare

    Well, not only will the beta be arriving late on PC, it will also have a limit on how you can stream the game as well. Today, Bungie revealed the details regarding the content that will be playable in Destiny 2 PC beta.
    The 5: Things to watch in Cardinals' preseason opener

    The 5: Things to watch in Cardinals' preseason opener

    Deone Bucannon's ankle injury has led to an accelerated learning camp for 13th overall pick, Haason Reddick . These two teams will meet each other again early in the regular season at the end of September.
  • Toyota & Mazda join to create $1.6bn plant in US

    Toyota & Mazda join to create $1.6bn plant in US

    The two carmakers have also agreed to join forces to develop electric auto technology, and Toyota is to take a 5% stake in Mazda . The Mazda CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 are already on sale in the USA , so this could be one of Mazda's upcoming coupe-SUV models.
    Trump to Announce Apple Supplier Foxconn Opening Wisconsin Plant

    Trump to Announce Apple Supplier Foxconn Opening Wisconsin Plant

    He predicted that workers from rust belt states like NY would move to states like Wisconsin that were adding manufacturing jobs. The new outpost - formally unveiled at an event at the White House on Wednesday - primarily will manufacture LCD screens.
    Motorola announces Moto Z2 Force official with 'shatterproof' screen

    Motorola announces Moto Z2 Force official with 'shatterproof' screen

    Proving the rumors true, it does come with a dual rear camera set up with two 12 MP sensors coupled with f/2.0 aperture. While the phone offered an impressive 3500mAh battery last year, this year it has been brought down to just 2750mAh.
popular