A Melbourne man has been charged under a new Victorian law banning Nazi salutes and symbols.
Jacob Hersant, 24, of Point Cook, is accused of committing the prohibited act on the steps of Melbourne County Court on October 27.
“Heil Hitler… almost did it (referring to the salute), it’s illegal now, isn’t it,” he told the court.
Jacob Hersant, 24, was charged under a new Victorian law banning Nazi salutes and symbols.
He was charged Friday, about a week after he was first questioned by police.
It is the first time a person has been charged under the law prohibiting the public display or performance of Nazi symbols or gestures, which came into force on October 21.
Mr Hersant will appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on December 8.