Nazi Salute Becomes Illegal in Victoria: Police Warn of Strict Action


Summary: Victoria Police warns of legal consequences for using Nazi salute in public as legislation is passed to outlaw the gesture.

Victoria Police has issued a warning stating that action will be taken against individuals using the Nazi salute in public, following the passing of legislation to make the gesture illegal in Victoria. Deputy Commissioner Neil Paterson stated that anyone found using the salute could face fines of up to $23,000 and imprisonment for up to 12 months. The move comes after a recent neo-Nazi demonstration in Melbourne where members of the National Socialist Network performed Nazi salutes and displayed anti-Semitic signs. The police have launched an investigation into the incident. The outlawing of the Nazi salute comes as a response to multiple instances of hate symbols being displayed in the city. Victoria’s Jewish community has expressed concerns, and the police have assured them of their safety and increased presence in Jewish facilities.

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