Germany 'repulsed' by Hitler salutes at US far-right event

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Posted: Nov 23, 2016 9:34 AM

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it's repulsed by Nazi-style salutes such as those performed at a recent far-right event in Washington, but has confidence the United States can tackle the issue.

Video published by The Atlantic shows participants at Saturday's event raising their arms in salute during a speech by Richard Spencer, head of the white-nationalist National Policy Institute.

Asked about the clip , government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Wednesday, "Whenever we see videos from anywhere showing people raising their hand to do Hitler salutes we are repulsed."

Seibert added Germany has "great faith in American civil society, media and politics to address such bad developments, such terrible events."

Nazi Germany was responsible for genocide and war that resulted in the deaths of tens of millions.

The salute's today illegal in Germany.