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Roger Waters dismisses 'Nazi' suit criticism as political

Police said they were probing him for incitement to hatred

27 May, 10:08
(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, MAY 27 - Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters on Saturday slammed the controversy that erupted after he donned a Nazi-style uniform at a Berlin concert as politically motivated. Waters sparked an uproar after images on social media showed him wearing a long, black coat with red armbands on stage at the Mercedes-Benz arena last week. Berlin police said they were probing Waters for incitement to hatred and Germany's official in charge of fighting anti-Semitism called for Waters to be held accountable. Wearing or display of symbols evoking the Nazi era are crimes in Germany. In a statement released on Saturday Waters dismissed the criticism as politically motivated. "My recent performance in Berlin has attracted bad faith attacks from those who want to smear and silence me because they disagree with my political views and moral principles," he said in the statement that was posted on his Twitter account. Waters is a well-known pro-Palestinian activist who has been accused of holding anti-Jewish views. He has floated an inflatable pig emblazoned with the Star of David at his concerts. Waters has played in several German cities in recent weeks as part of his "This Is Not A Drill" tour.


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