American Man in Germany Punched for Nazi Salute

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville Virginia

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville Virginia

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

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

The 41-year-old, who is not yet identified (internet sleuths get on it!), suffered minor injuries in the 8:15 a.m. Saturday assault, according to police.

Police report that his "assailant" fled the scene, and is being sought on charges, but I do hope they don't look too hard.

People have gathered in Dresden on February 6, 2016 to protest against a mass rally of the Pegida movement (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident).

Police said the US national is under investigation for violating German laws prohibiting Nazi symbols and that they are still seeking the passerby for causing personal injury, according to the Associated Press.

The Dresden incident occurred just a week after two Chinese tourists were detained for giving Nazi salutes outside Berlin's Reichstag, once home to the Imperial Diet. They were released after each posted bail of 500 euros, or almost $600.

Under Communist rule, the city was the industrial jewel in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) before the reunification of Germany in 1990 and a subsequent resurgence in far right nationalist groups.