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Germany ‘repulsed’ by Hitler salutes at US far-right event

The German government says it’s repulsed by Nazi-style salutes such as those performed at a recent far-right event in Washington, but has confidence the United States can tackle the issue.

Video published by The Atlantic shows participants at Saturday’s event raising their arms in salute during a speech by Richard Spencer, head of the white-nationalist National Policy Institute.

Asked about the clip, government spokesman Steffen Seibert says Wednesday, “Whenever we see videos from anywhere showing people raising their hand to do Hitler salutes we are repulsed.”

Seibert adds Germany has “great faith in American civil society, media and politics to address such bad developments, such terrible events.”

— AP

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