Criminal case is opened: Pink Floyd's Roger Waters performed in a Nazi costume as a fan of the Russian Federation. Photo.
Former member of the English band Pink Floyd Roger Waters, who fiercely supports Russia in the war, provoked a scandal at a performance in Berlin. He took to the stage in the German capital on 17 May in a costume resembling the uniform of a Nazi officer. He was accused of inciting hatred and a criminal investigation was launched on suspicion of inciting people.
According to Jewish News, during the show, the 79-year-old musician was wearing a long leather jacket with a red armband and an emblem of two crossed hammers resembling a swastika. It is known that Nazi symbols and uniforms are banned in Germany (to see the photo, scroll to the bottom of the page).
According to the police, Waters' outfit "may endorse, glorify or justify the violent and arbitrary rule of the Nazi regime in a manner that offends the dignity of the victims and thereby disturbs public order". She said that upon completion of the investigation, the case would be handed over to the Berlin Public Prosecutor's Office for a legal assessment.
The artist's flops did not end there. From the stage, the British rocker compared the death of Palestinian Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the death of Jewish girl Anne Frank, who was killed during the Holocaust. The Israeli Foreign Ministry reacted to this moment by writing on Twitter: "Good morning to everyone except Roger Waters, who spent the evening in Berlin (yes, Berlin) desecrating the memory of Anne Frank and the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust."
After the scandal, Roger Waters said that he had performed in this costume in other cities. He believes that they want to slander him and make him look like an anti-Semite.
As a reminder, Pink Floyd supports Ukraine, unlike Waters. He has previously stressed that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ukrainians "have crossed many red lines that have been clearly marked by the Russian Federation for a number of years". He also surprised the world by saying that if Ukraine does not end the war on Putin's terms, we will have to fight to the last human life.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported that the leader of the German rock band Rammstein, Till Lindemann, fell off the stage at a concert in Vilnius. It happened almost silently, so no one paid attention to the embarrassment.