Police say a drunken American man was punched by a passer-by as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden. According to official accounts, the unknown attacker fled the scene and is now being sought for causing bodily harm.
Dresden police said the 41-year-old tourist suffered minor injuries in the assault, which took place at 8am on Saturday, reported Associated Press.
The police have launched a procedure for the use of “symbols of unconstitutional organizations” by the tourist.
The American is now under investigation for violating Germany’s blasphemy laws which are very strict when it comes to anything related to Nazi symbolism. Police have declined to release the man’s name or hometown. Earlier in August, two Chinese tourists were arrested after making Nazi salutes outside German parliament building the Recihstag.
The incident happened last morning as the tourist, who was “strongly under the influence of alcohol”, left a bar in the eastern city’s Neustadt area and repeatedly gave the Hitler salute on the street. They were later freed after posting a 500 Euro bail.