German police students probed for allegedly shouting ‘Sieg Heil’

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Bautzen, – Three students on are under investigation for shouting Nazi slogans from an window town of Bautzen.

reported students are attending a for would-be officers the eastern state of Saxony.

The rector Carsten Kaempf said shouts of “Sieg Heil” (Hail Victory) had been heard from a window of a flat and the were called the building by neighbours.

The three students, their first year of study become inspectors, have been suspended.

Investigations have proceeded into a possible charge of making use of symbols of organisations banned under the constitution.

Kaempf said “we will not tolerate anti-constitutional attitudes in the Saxon police.’’

constitution bans all symbols related Adolf Hitler’ Nazi party ruled the country from 1933 to the end of World War II in 1945. “Sieg Heil” was chanted at Nazi rallies throughout the period.

Support for the far-right Alternative for (AfD) has risen sharply in the state.

In state elections in September 2019, the AfD secured 27.5 per cent of the vote to become the second-largest party, after just 9.7 per cent in the 2014 elections.