Berlin police revealed on Friday (26) that they are investigating a case involving Roger Watersfounding member of Pink Floyd, accused of inciting public hatred. The reason for the investigation was the musician’s use of a costume similar to that of a Nazi officer at a presentation in the German capital.
Martin Halwegpolice spokesperson Berlininform to AFP What “clothes worn on stage can be interpreted as glorification or justification of the Nazi regime, which affected public order”.
Halweg still highlights it “the dress refers to the SS officer uniform”. On May 17, Waters do a show on Mercedes-Benz Arenain which she wears a long black coat with red stripes, as shown in the picture posted on the social network.
Wow, this @rogerwaters imitating a Nazi, while at a concert in … Berlin. This is simply uncontrolled Jewish hatred and distortion of the Holocaust. The man was vile beyond words. pic.twitter.com/zn1EvudSXc
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) May 25, 2023
German and Israeli media also reported that, during the performance, the musician performed on the screen the names of several people who had died, incl Anne FrankJewish youth victims disastere Shireen Abu AklehPalestinian-American journalist for Al Jazeera who died in an Israeli operation in May 2022.
The police spokesperson added that once the investigation is complete, the results will be sent to public service for a final legal review. The prosecution will decide whether or not the 79-year-old British singer faces charges.
spectacle of Waters em Berlin caused controversy in Israel. Ministry Foreign Relations the state stated that the musician “tarnished the memory of Anne Frank and the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust”.
Good morning to all but Roger Waters who spent the night in Berlin (Yes Berlin) tarnishing the memory of Anne Frank and the 6 million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. pic.twitter.com/4tcrV6f8mt
— Israel Israel (@Israel) May 24, 2023
Arsen Ostrovsky, CEO of the International Law Forumstate:
“This is an abominable and inexcusable display of Jewish hatred and Holocaust by Roger Waters. The fact that it happened in Berlin is even more outrageous.”
It is Roger Waters’ vile and inexcusable display of Jewish hatred and distortion of the Holocaust. That it was in Berlin, all the more embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/3iv5O0ne44
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) May 24, 2023
However, others defended the artist. journalist Eduardo Neret This:
“He does this at every show. The song is satirical. Waters and Pink Floyd criticized fascism with it. You will know if you accidentally become a dishonest asshole.
He does this every show. The song is satirical. Waters and Pink Floyd criticized fascism with the song. You’ll find out if you accidentally become a dishonest hack
— Eduardo Neret (@eduneret) May 24, 2023
Anton Halabia human rights activist, also gave his opinion:
“It’s easy to understand after listening to the concept album ‘The Wall’, which discusses, criticizes and condemns the many forms of discrimination and racism that exist in our modern world, including anti-Jewish racism! Unlike Israeli democracy, Roger Waters is anti-discrimination!”
It’s easy for one to listen to the concept album, The Wall, which discusses, criticizes & condemns the many forms of discrimination & racism that exist in our modern world, including anti-Jewish racism!
Unlike Israeli democracy, Roger Waters is anti-discrimination!
— Anton C. Halaby (@c_halaby) May 24, 2023
please note that Waters is a pro-activistPalestine known for his anti-Jewish position. In the show, he uses an inflatable pig with a star David and advocating a boycott of Israeli products.
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