Austrian police arrest Germans visiting Hitler’s birthplace

Austrian police have arrested two young couples from Bavaria after they visited the birthplace of Adolf Hitler. Officers took action when they saw a woman in the group performing a Nazi salute.

The group was visiting the border town of Braunau am Inn on the afternoon of April 20 — Hitler’s birthday. 

The group was laying white roses in memory of Adolf Hitler at the house where the Nazi dictator was born.

Police said they were reporting all four to prosecutors on suspicion of breaking an Austrian law that prohibits the symbols of Nazism.

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