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Nazi salute: Australia criminalizes Nazi salutes

Nazi salute: Australia criminalizes Nazi salutes

From now on Australia Selling Nazi salutes and Nazi symbols is punishable. The law came into force on Monday.

“It is now illegal to perform a Nazi salute in public or to publicly display or trade Nazi hate symbols,” according to a statement from Attorney General Mark Dreyfus. Anyone who violates the new law can be jailed for up to twelve months.

“This is the first law of its kind and will ensure that no one in Australia can glorify or profit from acts and symbols that celebrate the Nazis and their evil ideology,” Dreyfuss wrote. In 2022, the east coast state of Victoria became the first region in Australia to ban the public display of the swastika.

Last March, there was a clash between transgender rights activists in Melbourne Neo-Nazis came A masked group dressed in black stood in front of Parliament in Melbourne and displayed a Nazi salute, including many Britons. Guardian.

Due to the events, the regional government decided to legally ban the display of the Hitler salute. Parliament in Canberra unanimously approved the new rules on 6 December. Acts and symbols that glorify the horrors of the Holocaust have no place in Australia, stressed Dreyfus and spoke of “landmark legislation”.

In Germany, the Hitler salute in all its variations was punishable. Its use is punishable by up to three years in prison. Additionally, National Socialist symbols such as flags, badges, uniform items and Nazi slogans are prohibited.