Drunk US tourist beaten up after giving Nazi salute in Germany
Police took a dim view (Picture: Getty)

A drunk American tourist took a beating after he did a Nazi salute ‘multiple times’ in Germany.

Police say the American man, 41, suffered minor injures after he made the stiff-arm gesture around 8.15am on Saturday in downtown Dresden.

He was punched by a passer by, who then fled the scene and is being sought by police for causing bodily harm.

It comes just a week after two Chinese tourists were arrested taking photos of themselves doing the salute in front of the Reichstag building.

PSA to tourists: Don’t do a Nazi salute in Germany. Don’t do it anywhere in fact.  Apparently this hasn’t got through to some people.

Drunk US tourist beaten up after giving Nazi salute in Germany
He gave the salute in the morning in Dresden (Picture: Getty)

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Dresden police would not give the Americans name or hometown for privacy reasons.

In Germany, it is illegal to display any Nazi symbols or slogans, including giving the ‘Heil Hitler’ salute.

On August 5 two Chinese tourists were caught taking photos of themselves making the gesture in front of Berlin’s Reichstag building.

The men, aged 36 and 49, were spotted by police near the German parliament, taking photos performing the raised arm gesture.

Officers said in a statement that the tourists were questioned at a nearby precinct but later released after leaving a security deposit of £450 each.

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