As America is being divided by white nationalist protests such as the one in Charlottesville, Virginia, one American thought it would be a good idea to take the controversy abroad.
American Tourist Gets Assaulted
According to the AP, on Sunday morning, a white male in his early forties was seen greeting passersby with the “Sieg Heil” Nazi salute in Dresden, Germany. Not exactly the brightest thing to do. Witnesses noted the American tourist, who was drunk, was promptly punched by a Dresden resident, who “fled the scene.”
According to a report, hate crimes climbed 20% last year in America, probably fueled by Trump’s fiery campaign rhetoric. The trend seems to continue this year, as the largest white nationalist protest happened Saturday in Charlottesville.
At the rally, one right-winger plowed his Dodge into a group of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring several more. The man was arrested and now faces criminal charges of second-degree murder and malicious wounding.
Trump Fails to Properly Condemn the Attack
On Saturday, Trump condemned the attack but failed to use harsher words aimed at the protesters. He also refused to use the phrase “White Supremacy” or to describe the incident as “domestic terrorism” in his discourse.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle condemned the president for his feeble leadership at a time when white nationalism is engulfing the country.
Democratic Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe condemned the violent protest, asking white nationalists to stop it with the hate speech and division. “We have got to bring people together,” McAuliffe reportedly told Trump after the attack.
The American tourist throwing Nazi salutes in Dresden is now being sought for infringing the European country’s laws that bar the public display of Nazi symbolism.
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