Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is being investigated about “Nazi-style” uniform

Social media images from last week’s Mercedes-Benz venue show Waters on stage in a long, black coat with red armbands.

Frankfurt: After wearing a Nazi costume during a concert in the German capital, Berlin police confirmed Friday that they were looking into Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters for inciting hate.
Social media images from last week’s Mercedes-Benz venue show Waters on stage in a long, black coat with red armbands.

“We are investigating on suspicion of incitement to public hatred because the clothing worn on stage could be used to used to glorify or justify Nazi rule, thereby disturbing the public peace,” Martin Halweg, a police spokesperson, confirmed an earlier claim by Jewish News to AFP.

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Being Probed Over 'Nazi-Style' Uniform

Waters has played in several German cities in recent weeks as part of his “This Is Not A Drill” tour.

Frankfurt: 

Berlin police said Friday they were investigating Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters for incitement to hatred after he donned a Nazi-style uniform at a concert in the German capital.

Images on social media showed Waters wearing a long, black coat with red armbands on stage at the Mercedes-Benz arena last week.

“We are investigating on suspicion of incitement to public hatred because the clothing worn on stage could be used to used to glorify or justify Nazi rule, thereby disturbing the public peace,” police spokesman Martin Halweg told AFP, confirming an earlier report by Jewish News.

“The clothing resembles the clothing of an SS officer,” Halweg added.

A well-known pro-Palestinian activist named Waters has come under fire for allegedly having anti-Jewish beliefs. At his shows, he has floated an inflatable pig covered in the Star of David.

On his “This Is Not A Drill” tour, Waters has recently performed in a number of German towns.

However, it has generated a great deal of controversy, and some local authorities have even attempted—but failed—to forbid him from performing.

The “Another Brick in the Wall” singer disputes the anti-Semitism charges, claiming that he was against Israeli policy rather than Jews in general.

Anne Frank, a Jewish adolescent who perished in a Nazi concentration camp, was among the names that Waters projected on a huge screen while performing in Berlin.

Shireen Abu Akleh, a murdered Palestinian-American journalist, was also mentioned, leading accusations that Waters was downplaying the Holocaust.

Israel’s foreign ministry tweeted earlier this week, “Good morning to everyone except Roger Waters who spent the evening desecrating the memory of Anne Frank and the 6 million Jews slaughtered in the Holocaust.

On Sunday evening, Waters is scheduled to perform his farewell German concert in the western city of Frankfurt, and protestors want to demonstrate in front of the venue.

The Frankfurt municipal government attempted to prohibit the event, but a judge rejected their request on the grounds of creative freedom.

Uwe Becker, the anti-Semitism commissioner for the German state of Hesse, allegedly promoted “hatred and incitement against Israel” through his performances, according to the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper.

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