Chinese tourists arrested for making Heil Hitler salute in Germany
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Chinese tourists arrested for making Heil Hitler salute in Germany

Reichstag

The Reichstag building in Berlin. (Wikimedia Commons)

(JTA) — Two Chinese tourists were arrested in Germany for making the Heil Hitler salute.

The men, ages 36 and 49, made the illegal salute in front of the Reichstag building, where the German parliament meets, Reuters reported. They were taking photos of each other giving the salute.

The men were arrested for “using symbols of illegal organizations,” according to police. They were released after each posted bail of 500 euros, or nearly $600.

It is illegal to use symbols of Nazism in Germany.

If convicted, the men face a fine or prison sentence of up to three years.