The Nazi investigation of Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters

The Nazi investigation of Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters

An investigation was opened against Roger Waters, one of the founders of the rock band Pink Floyd, for allegedly wearing a Nazi costume during a concert at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin, the German capital.

German police spokesman Martin Halweg said in a statement. “We are investigating suspicions of inciting hatred and enmity to the public, as the clothes worn on stage can be used to glorify or justify the Nazi regime and thus disrupt public peace. Those clothes resemble the clothes of a Nazi officer” he used expressions.

Police Jennifer Bahle, “We have received information from citizens, including photos and videos suitable for committing crimes of incitement to hatred and enmity” say.

After the investigation, it was stated that the file will be sent to the Berlin State Prosecutor’s Office for legal evaluation.


The 79-year-old British artist Waters responded to the inquiry on his social network account. water together, “My last show in Berlin was attacked by those who wanted to smear me and silence me by disagreeing with my political views and moral principles. The questioned aspects of my performance clearly show opposition to fascism, oppression and discrimination. Attempts to show these things as something else unrealistic and political. Explaining that she has used her acting on stage in her various shows over the years, Waters said, “I have spent my whole life talking about tyranny and oppression everywhere. The name ‘Anne Frank’ was often talked about in our house as a child after war, serving as a permanent reminder of what happens when fascism goes unchecked. My family fought the Nazis in World War II, and my father paid the ultimate price. Whatever the outcome of the attacks against me, I will continue to condemn injustice and whoever commits it.” he made a statement.

Fans also reacted to the investigation, saying that Waters’ performance on stage was a re-enactment of scenes from Pink Floyd’s famous album “The Wall” and the film of the same name.


Performing on May 17 in Germany, where Nazi symbols, flags and uniforms are banned, Waters was seen pointing a replica gun at the audience, wearing a long black coat and a red bandage with two crossed hammers. Two swastika-like hammer symbols were also featured on clothing in a 1982 film starring activist Bol Geldof.