BERLIN (AP) — Police in Berlin stated Friday (Could 26) that they’ve opened an investigation of Roger Waters on suspicion of incitement over a dressing up the Pink Floyd co-founder wore when he carried out within the German capital final week.
Pictures on social media confirmed Waters firing an imitation machine gun whereas dressed in a long black coat with a red armband. Police confirmed that an investigation was opened over suspicions that the context of the costume may represent a glorification, justification or approval of Nazi rule and due to this fact a disturbance of the general public peace.
As soon as the police investigation is concluded, the case shall be handed to Berlin prosecutors, who would determine whether or not to pursue any fees.
Waters has drawn ire for his help of the BDS motion, which requires boycotts and sanctions in opposition to Israel. He has rejected accusations of antisemitism.
Authorities in Frankfurt tried to forestall a live performance there scheduled for Could 28, however Waters challenged that transfer efficiently in an area court docket. In Munich, the town council stated it had explored potentialities of banning a live performance however concluded that it wasn’t legally potential to cancel a contract with the organizer. His look there on Sunday was accompanied by a protest attended by the native Jewish neighborhood’s chief.
Final yr, the Polish metropolis of Krakow canceled gigs by Waters due to his sympathetic stance towards Russia in its warfare in opposition to Ukraine.