American tourist gives Nazi salute in Germany, is beaten up



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13 Aug 2017 21:56 - +377
What an idiot
13 Aug 2017 22:28 - +1
How stupid can some people be? Germany has recovered well and then shitheads like this want to remind them/cause upset...so fucking stupid
13 Aug 2017 23:02 - +1
The Chinese did it because of ignorance. The American did it because he wanted to make a political statement.
13 Aug 2017 22:30 - +1
/r/Whatcouldgowrong
13 Aug 2017 23:00 - +1
How is this r/nottheonion? Not really a shocking turn of events.
13 Aug 2017 22:20 - +1
Good fuck that guy
13 Aug 2017 22:38 - +1
Good, that's exactly what should happen.
13 Aug 2017 22:27 - +1
The only good Nazi is a dead Nazi.
13 Aug 2017 23:00 - +1
Wow... I've been working in historic tourism for too long because I read the last bit about the Chinese guys, and was instantly reminded of my intense dislike of Chinese tourism culture.
13 Aug 2017 22:28 - +1
Good, in Germany that is a chargeable offense.
13 Aug 2017 23:01 - +1
Removed. Not oniony. Try /r/newsifthestupid
13 Aug 2017 22:42 - +1
I don’t understand. How is Nazi and it’s symbolism becoming ‘cool’ again? It’s gross and repulsive.
13 Aug 2017 22:39 - +1
Karma is fast sometimes.
13 Aug 2017 22:56 - +1
I hope when they find the guy who punched him they give him a medal
13 Aug 2017 22:50 - +1
Wonder if he was Asian lmao This actually happened this month
13 Aug 2017 22:41 - +1
Not to mention the salute is a crime and will be punished in Germany. The Police takes that very seriously. I don't get why people think it somehow funny or original to do so. A good friend of mine had to take a very awkward salute picture with his australian host family on the (australian) airport. He was very uncomfortable with it (they persuaded him until he gave in). So please don't be dicks. Edit: The crime part is mentioned in the article too. I should read it first, then comment. Sorry folks !
13 Aug 2017 22:34 - +1
As an American, you have my blessing.
13 Aug 2017 22:58 - +1
What did the person who did it expect to happen?
13 Aug 2017 22:29 - +1
/r/ShitAmericansSay is gonna love this.
13 Aug 2017 23:00 - +1
Not sure why this is posted on /r/nottheonion. They take that kind of shit very seriously in Germany.
13 Aug 2017 22:34 - +1
Thank you Germany for doing what the rest of Americans should have done to him. Fuck Nazis in any shape or form.
13 Aug 2017 23:01 - +1
Good, beat him up again for that idiocy
13 Aug 2017 22:18 - +1
I agree with anyone right to express themselves in the USA, but to do that in Germany is just plain stupid
13 Aug 2017 23:01 - +1
Not sure why this is posted on /r/nottheonion. They take that kind of shit very seriously in Germany.
13 Aug 2017 22:31 - +1
Can't say he didn't deserve it...
13 Aug 2017 22:38 - +1
Play stupid games win stupid prizes
13 Aug 2017 22:27 - +1
When I was in Berlin a few years ago, they wouldn't even say his name. The best I could get was a whisper.
13 Aug 2017 22:51 - +1
I mean, good.
13 Aug 2017 22:34 - +1
Good. Fuck Nazi scum and send them to hell.
13 Aug 2017 22:39 - +1
Thank you people of Germany!
13 Aug 2017 22:29 - +1
One Punch!
13 Aug 2017 22:55 - +1
Imagine if countries were remembered for their achievements for humanity instead of the atrocities a few charismatic, wealthy whackos led them into. There's much the world wouldn't have without German ingenuity. Some of them noted [Here](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_German_inventions_and_discoveries) . We're more open about our faults here in the states. We actually have reenactments of our most embarrassing war - the Civil War. Germany will do no such thing with the genocide in their past. Here in the states we routinely mock our genocide and have an annual holiday to celebrate it. In Germany you get arrested if you wear a Nazi uniform but here in the states you get complimented on the craftsmanship of your Confederate officer uniform. This may be less stupidity and more cultural ignorance. Regardless, if you are visiting another country respect their laws and customs in the very least to avoid nationally embarrassing yourself!
13 Aug 2017 22:48 - +1
My brother is in the Canadian navy and a couple months ago his ship was invited onto a German vessel for a mess dinner. After eating there was a little dance on deck and he told me the crew were dancing to a remix of one of Hitler's speeches. Can anyone from Deutschland confirm or is he pulling my leg? Apparently it's common in German discotheques...
13 Aug 2017 22:56 - +1
Videos of such violence should be posted to /r/justiceserved
13 Aug 2017 22:53 - +1
Let me guess, he's suing?
13 Aug 2017 22:58 - +1
Are we sure he was giving the salute? Maybe he was just heiling a cab?
13 Aug 2017 22:53 - +1
Interesting that this happened in Dresden, which was burned completely by repeated allied bombings during ww2; dresden was not a traditional military target, so lots of innocent people were killed. Definitely wouldn't want to act like Nazi in that place which paid a significant price.
13 Aug 2017 23:00 - +1
Fucking moron. He thinks genocide is a joke
13 Aug 2017 23:01 - +1
Not sure why this is posted on /r/nottheonion. They take that kind of shit very seriously in Germany.
13 Aug 2017 23:00 - +1
Americans and Chinese causing trouble in the same month. Totally surprised!
13 Aug 2017 22:47 - +1
He believes he is just a patriotic American. Other apologists here in the US keep telling us it's not helpful to call them nazis, even though they're waving swastikas, raising Nazi salutes, and screaming Nazi chants.
13 Aug 2017 23:00 - +1
Americans and Chinese causing trouble in the same month. Totally surprised!
13 Aug 2017 22:45 - +1
I love the fact that Germany had laws against Nazi symbolism like it would somehow stop fascism from rising again in Germany. You could easily use other symbols, use different lexicon, and use different salutes to bypass it. Definitely one of the dumber laws in Germany. Germans know full well how awful it was. It doesn't need laws to remind it.
13 Aug 2017 23:01 - +1
These are like the people who foto Japan's and expect everything to be like anime, and want Japanese girls to follow their commands like dogs.
13 Aug 2017 22:38 - +1
Bring over some of those Nazi hating Germans to Charlotsville.
13 Aug 2017 23:01 - +1
Nazi this coming...
13 Aug 2017 22:31 - +1
He should have gotten more than just a punch. Kick him in the balls for good measure.
13 Aug 2017 23:01 - +1
Love waking up to good news
13 Aug 2017 22:44 - +1
And in Dresden of all places. I don't mind it being a criminal offence, I think it's right but I can't condone violence even if he was asking for it. In airports they should inform tourists that the nazi salute is illegal, if they don't already.
13 Aug 2017 23:02 - +1
Idiots. The Nazi salute is illegal in Germany, he would have gotten punished either way, this way they only sabotaged their own cause.
13 Aug 2017 22:36 - +1
Should have vacationed in Charlottesville
13 Aug 2017 22:28 - +1
Good
13 Aug 2017 22:31 - +1
Good.
13 Aug 2017 22:44 - +1
Plot twist: the american tourist was mocking them and the krauts beat him up for disrespecting their heritage
13 Aug 2017 22:15 - +1
I don't get what's onion-y about this.
13 Aug 2017 22:49 - +1
I'm no fan of violence, but yeah, he deserved an ass-kicking. Dumbass drunk American.
13 Aug 2017 22:50 - +1
What did he bloody think would happen?
13 Aug 2017 22:36 - +1
This shouldn't be illegal, but if you travel you must follow local laws. Why is everyone acting like it's okay to beat someone up for free speech? Just because you don't agree with someone doesn't mean you get to beat them up.
13 Aug 2017 22:52 - +1
Idk if I'd call that "beaten up"
13 Aug 2017 22:33 - +1
Uhuh, so it's now OK to beat people up if they are stupid?, I can't see a single comment here denouncing it. Hypocrites, the lot of you.
13 Aug 2017 22:54 - +1
Good.
13 Aug 2017 22:47 - +1
That's classic 2edgy4u behavior.
13 Aug 2017 22:55 - +1
Good! Some people just need a good ass kicking.
13 Aug 2017 22:52 - +1
Good
13 Aug 2017 22:56 - +1
I know reddit is a bit worked up about Nazis right now, but you probably shouldn't beat people up for upsetting you. I highly doubt this guy is actually a Nazi just drunk and stupid. People being stupid enough to hurt people who upset them is what caused yesterdays events.

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