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Tourist Does Nazi Salute for Fun, German Police Arrest Him for Real

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(MONTREAL) -- A Quebec man found himself in police custody during a visit to Germany last weekend, moments after he thought it would be fun to pose giving the “Heil Hitler” Nazi salute. 

The Montreal Gazette reports the 30-year-old man was standing on the steps of the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building, when he asked his girlfriend to photograph him with his right arm raised in the Nazi salute. 

The report says Berlin police swooped down on the man within seconds, placed him in handcuffs and seized the camera’s memory card.  The man was later released on bail. 

No formal charges have been filed. 

It's against the law in Germany to display symbols or gestures related to the former Nazi regime.

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