Nazi salutes to be banned in Victoria under new laws

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Victorians who perform a Nazi salute in public will face hefty fines or up to a year in jail under proposed new laws that will be debated in parliament this week.

Five months after the gesture was used at a protest attended by neo-Nazis, the Andrews government will use the resumption of parliament to ban the Nazi salute, as well as other gestures and symbols used by the Nazi Party.

Anti-Nazi protesters march on a gym in Sunshine West in July. Credit: Luis Enrique Ascui

Holocaust survivors, Victoria Police and members of the Jewish community were consulted on the new laws, which will result in penalties of more than $23,000 or 12 months’ jail, or both, for anyone who intentionally displays or performs a Nazi symbol or gesture in public.

The legislation will include a carve-out for some groups including academics or actors. An exception will also be made for traders of historical memorabilia, or for publishing “a fair and accurate report” of matters deemed in the public interest.

Mesapholis on August 29th, 2023 at 12:01 UTC »

As a German, why the fuck fo you guys everywhere around the world like appropriating the literal wörst case of our culture xD

For the love of god, please learn to brew beer or wear Lederhosen or something. That's something we support as cultural export

Edit: typo, we do not brew bears, sadly in Germany you won't survive if you are a bear - unless you are a gold bear, made of gummies

sulipolo on August 29th, 2023 at 11:24 UTC »

They are so proud of themselves but hide behind masks.

PrinnyWantsSardines on August 29th, 2023 at 11:10 UTC »

LOL, they are banned in Austria, yet many people still do it and the cops Look the other way