Investigation Opened into Roger Waters for Costume Worn in Berlin Concert

Roger Waters Being Investigated for Wearing Nazi-Like Uniform at Berlin Concert

Berlin Police Initiates Investigation on Roger Waters’ Costume. Police in Berlin have announced the commencement of an investigation into musician Roger Waters on suspicion of incitement. The investigation stems from a costume worn by the Pink Floyd co-founder during his recent performance in the German capital. Social media images captured Waters dressed in a long black coat with a red armband, while brandishing an imitation machine gun. Authorities believe that the context of the costume could potentially constitute a glorification, justification, or approval of Nazi rule, thus potentially disturbing public peace.

Handover of Investigation to Berlin Prosecutors

Upon the conclusion of the police investigation, the case will be transferred to Berlin prosecutors. They will be responsible for reviewing the evidence and determining whether to proceed with any charges against Roger Waters based on the findings.

Roger Waters’ Support for the BDS Movement and Denial of Antisemitism Accusations

Roger Waters has faced criticism for his support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which advocates for boycotts and sanctions against Israel. Despite accusations of antisemitism, Waters has vehemently denied such claims.

Challenges Faced by Waters in Other German Cities

Efforts were made in Frankfurt to prevent a scheduled concert by Waters on May 28, but the musician successfully challenged this decision in a local court. In Munich, the city council explored the possibility of banning Waters’ concert but concluded that canceling the contract with the organizer would not be legally feasible. During his appearance in Munich, a protest took place, attended by the leader of the local Jewish community.

Cancellation of Krakow Gigs due to Waters’ Sympathetic Stance towards Russia

Last year, the city of Krakow in Poland canceled Roger Waters’ concerts due to his sympathetic stance towards Russia in its conflict with Ukraine.

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