Former Pink Floyd singer Waters denies accusations of glorifying the National Socialists
The ex-soloist of the British band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, commented on suspicions in his direction of glorifying National Socialism and inciting hatred. He stated that such investigations were politically motivated, and also stressed that he opposed "fascism, injustice and fanaticism."
“The elements of my speech that have been questioned clearly express a protest against fascism, injustice and bigotry in all its forms. Attempts to present these elements as something else are quirky and politically motivated,” wrote Roger Waters on Twitter.
The musician believes that the "attacks" in his direction after the last performance come from those who do not agree with his political views and moral principles.
On the eve of May 26, the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, citing a representative of local law enforcement agencies informedthat the police initiated an investigation into Roger Waters because of his clothes at a concert in Berlin. According to the newspaper, during the performance, the musician was dressed in a leather coat, and on his arm was a bandage with a white and red circle and crossed hammers. According to the Berlin police, this image was used to "glorify the rule of the National Socialists".
February 8 Roger Waters spoke at a meeting of the UN Security Council, convened at the initiative of Russia. During his speech, the musician called on the presidents of Russia, the United States and Ukraine, as well as the EU authorities and NATO leadership to change course and agree on a ceasefire. Later, in an interview with The Telegraph, he toldthat he began to respect Russian President Vladimir Putin more.