American tourist gives Nazi salute in Germany, is beaten up

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Drunk American tourist's Nazi salute sparks German punch-up

German police say a drunken American male tourist was punched by a passer-by as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden.

It comes just a week after two Chinese tourists were arrested taking photos of themselves doing the salute in front of the Reichstag building.

The 41-year-old, who is not yet identified (internet sleuths get on it!), suffered minor injuries in the 8:15 a.m. Saturday assault, according to police.

As for the tourist, he remains under investigation for violating a law in Germany that prohibits the display of Nazi symbols. The man who punched him fled from the scene and police are searching for him.

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It was revealed that he was also being investigated by authorities for the use of insignia of unconstitutional organizations, which includes Nazi symbols.

The tourists received a relatively light punishment, as displaying such gestures or brandishing certain Nazi memorabilia can result in a prison sentence of up to three years in Germany.

Dresden police would not give the Americans name or hometown for privacy reasons.

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