German police detained two tourists from China while giving the Nazi salute in front of the Reichstag, The New York Times reports on August 7.
Local policemen witnessed the act and arrested the two Chinese men, ages 36 and 49. The tourists were released after paying a fine of 500 euro each.
The two delinquents took pictures of the banned gesture on their mobile phone.
As a result of the increase in the tourist flow from China, citizens of the “Middle Kingdom” have often been getting themselves into unpleasant incidents. The most outrageous case occurred in 2013 in the Egyptian city of Luxor, where a 15-year-old vandal left the inscription “Ding Jinhao was here” on the wall of a 3,500-year-old temple. Later, the boy and his mother publically apologized.
Legislation against the rehabilitation of fascism and Nazism has existed in Germany and Western Europe since the end of the Second World War. In particular, there is a strict law carrying a penalty for the demonstration of Nazi gestures and salutes. However, the current measures taken by the authorities, are evidently insufficient. The growth of illegal migration reinforces ultra-right movements, the support of which becomes increasingly popular among the local population. It is also important to mention that the rehabilitation of fascism and Nazism in Eastern Europe and Ukraine is ignored by global mass media, which prefers to keep obstinate silence about such obvious facts.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency