Fascists take note: The Associated Press reported that a drunken American tourist in Germany got the crap kicked out of him on Sunday morning by a passer-by after the tourist performed the Nazi salute outside of a Dresden cafe.
It is illegal to give the salute in Germany, and such an offense can carry jail time and/or fines.
The beating came one day after James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, of Ohio, was arrested for allegedly driving his car into counter-protesters during the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing 1 and injuring at least 19. Right-wing protesters were heard chanting the Nazi slogan “blood and soil” while rallying the night before against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Perhaps the unnamed 41-year old male tourist arose from his drunken stupor to regret joining the shameful ranks of others who have given the Nazi salute in 2017.
A week earlier, two Chinese tourists who were caught giving the salute outside of the German parliament.
In June, England’s Football Association banned several of its members for life after they performed the Nazi salute and other gestures referencing Hitler during a soccer match in Germany.
Right-wing mass murder lie Anders Behring Breivik — responsible for the 2011 killing of 77 people, many of them children — give the salute during a court hearing earlier this year.