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American tourist beaten up in Germany for giving Nazi salute

By Mason White 1:51 PM August 15, 2017
By: Emily Lewis

Police were called after an American tourist was beaten up by a suspect in Germany.

Police said that the American man was beaten by a passerby for giving the Nazi salute multiple times, while walking in Dresden on Sunday.

The 41-year-old man, whose name and hometown were not released, suffered minor injuries during the assault, which
occurred at 8:15 p.m.

Authorities are looking for the aggressor who fled the scene. If he is caught, he faces charges of assault and causing bodily harm.

The American citizen is also facing charges. He is being investigated for violating the German law, which prohibits the displaying of Nazi symbols or slogans.

Officers who spoke to the American tourist, said that he was intoxicated at the time of the assault.

Last week, two Chinese tourists were arrested after taking pictures of themselves giving the Nazi salute in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin.