German authorities were called to historic Augustinerkeller brewery in Munich


(MENAFN) German authorities were called to the historic Augustinerkeller brewery in Munich following reports that a group of visitors had chanted the banned Nazi slogan "Sieg Heil," local media reported. The incident occurred during an evening at the beer garden, where witnesses described approximately a dozen young men, aged between 20 and 30, engaged in the prohibited chant.

Eyewitnesses informed Police that one individual stood up and delivered a speech, concluding with the phrase "Sieg," to which the group responded with "heil" multiple times. This call-and-response phrase, notorious from its use during the Third Reich under Adolf Hitler's regime, has been outlawed in Germany since 1945 due to its association with Nazi ideology.

Upon receiving the complaint, authorities undertook a significant operation at the brewery, although no arrests were made. According to Bayerischer Rundfunk, concerned guests at the beer hall took action to prevent the individuals from leaving until police arrived.

A spokesman for Augustinerkeller expressed deep dismay and condemnation regarding the incident, emphasizing the brewery's staunch opposition to any form of right-wing extremism. The brewery's stance was reiterated as standing for openness, tolerance, and democracy.

In response to the incident, the brewery underscored the necessity of addressing and confronting right-wing extremist activities promptly and decisively in order to uphold democratic values and societal norms.

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