Chinese tourists in Berlin make Hitler salute, arrested

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A file picture shows the glass dome of the Reichstag building, the seat of the German Bundestag parliament, in Berlin, Germany.

Chinese tourists in Berlin make Hitler salute, arrested


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German police arrested two Chinese tourists who made Hitler salutes outside the parliament in Berlin on August 5. The two middle-aged men, who were released on bail of €500 each, could face a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years.

Criminal proceedings have been started against them for using symbols from a banned organisation.

As reported by the BBC, Germany has strict laws on hate speech and symbols linked to Hitler and the Nazis.

A police spokeswoman told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency that the men could leave the country during the investigation and that if a fine is handed down, the bail money they had already paid would probably cover it.

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