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What not to do in Berlin: a Nazi salute

What not to do in Berlin: a Nazi salute
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By Seamus Kearney
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Two Chinese tourists have been arrested in Berlin accused of making the Nazi salute outside the German parliament

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Two Chinese tourists have been arrested in Berlin accused of making the Nazi salute outside the German parliament.

In a case that has made headlines around the world, it is reported the men have been charged under post-World War Two legislation that bans symbols and gestures used by Hitler.

Police say officers witnessed the middle-aged men make the salute while snapping photos on their mobile phones.

It is reported the men have been released on a bail of 500 euros.

The charges carry a fine or up to three years in prison.

While many Europeans will be aware of the anti-Nazi laws in Germany, that is unlikely to be the case for visitors from further afield.

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