Last week I wrote about two Chinese tourists who were arrested in Germany for doing a Nazi salute. I was happy to hear that they faced some sort of punishment for doing this hateful pose.
I recently came across news that an American tourist gave the Nazi salute in Dresden, Germany.
Soon after, the American got a little lesson in right and wrong from a stranger who beat him up “after he began giving the Nazi salute outside a cafe in Dresden“, according to the Washington Post.
The situation took place at around 8:15 AM when the American Tourist left a cafe in the Neustadt district of the city. The Wash Post mentioned that Neustadt is “known to be a liberal part of the town and a popular meeting spot for students.”
The American is identified as 41 years-old and was severely drunk. (IMO being drunk isn’t an excuse to start doing Nazi salutes or should it be forgiven.) He suffered minor injuries.
The man who beat up the American fled the scene and the police are looking for him for causing personal injury. As for the American tourist, he might not be off the hook just yet. The police are investigating him “for violating German laws prohibiting Nazi symbols.”
I’m hoping that the American tourist gets some sort of fine for his actions. As for the man who beat him up- while I don’t condone violence, I’d still give him a pat on the back.
Find out more from the Washington Post here.