German Police Investigating Ex-Pink Floyd Frontman Roger Waters for Wearing Nazi-Like Attire at Berlin Show

On May 17th and 18th, Roger Waters wore a long black leather coat, a red armband with two hammers in the shape of an “X”, black gloves, and a black suit and tie. I put it on and stood on the stage with the machine in my hand. gun replica. German authorities are now investigating the locker for “suspicion of sedition” for wearing a Nazi-like image.

“The State Security Office of the Berlin State Criminal Police has launched a criminal investigation procedure on the suspicion of sedition (Article 140(4) of the German Criminal Code),” the Berlin police said in a statement. Said Inside the statement:

Depending on the context of the clothing worn, it may endorse, glorify, or justify the violent and arbitrary rule of the Nazi regime that violates the dignity of its victims and thereby disrupts public peace. is considered. After the investigation is concluded, the case will be referred to the Berlin Public Prosecutor’s Office for legal evaluation.

Other stage decorations It contains Stereogum reported it was a puffy pig with a Nazi-inspired logo, a Star of David, and a banner evoking Third Reich-esque imagery.

Mr. Waters has been plagued with accusations of being an anti-Semite because of his vicious attacks on Israel. In fact, in March, Waters threatened to sue the city council of Frankfurt, Germany, for canceling a concert in the city after it accused it of hating Jews.

Minutes before taking the stage in Berlin, Waters flashed a message to the audience challenging claims that he was an anti-Semite.

The message read: “The show will start in 10 minutes, but a court in Frankfurt has ruled that I am not an anti-Semite… Mind you, I categorically condemn anti-Semitism. ”

Waters also said his concert decorations were meant to evoke fascist characters from the 1979 Pink Floyd film. The Wall and an album of the same name.

Still, Waters has spoken out against those he claims have been killed by the government, including American George Floyd and Iranian protester Mahsa Amini, who was killed by Iran’s “morality police” in 2022. He expressed his condolences and aroused controversy. But he is also Anne Frank, who was killed by the Nazis in World War II. Directly ahead is a statue of journalist Shireen Abu Akuley, who was likely killed by Israeli soldiers in a shootout with Palestinian terrorists last year.

Jewish groups accused Waters of coupling Jewish heroes Anne Frank and Abu Acre, as if their deaths were similar. Putting the two images together sparked According to the newspaper, “outrage from Israeli and Jewish activists and officials around the world.” Jerusalem post office .

The newspaper also accused Waters of using images of pigs and shady businessmen at his concert, arguing that the theme amounted to “anti-Semitic dog whistles.”

The State of Israel also tweeted an anti-Semitic image of Mr. Good morning everyone (yes, it’s Berlin),” he tweeted. in the Holocaust. ”

But Waters’ own former bandmates have also called him anti-Semitic. Floyd guitarist David Gilmour recently accused Waters of being an anti-Semite for a “rotten core.”

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