Controversial Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia reopens, with swastikas intact
Published on Jun 21, 2014 8:15 PM
BANDUNG, Indonesia (AFP) - A Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia that closed shop after sparking international outrage reopened on Saturday with its walls still bearing swastikas and a painting of Adolf Hitler.
Mr Henry Mulyana voluntarily shut down his SoldatenKaffee last year after media reports exposed his swastika-clad establishment, prompting death threats and accusations of inciting racial hatred.
Following the closure, his lawyer told AFP that Mr Mulyana would later reopen his business with a broader World War II theme and said he would remove all swastikas.
But at the opening on Saturday, three huge iron eagles bearing swastikas were on display, as were WWII propaganda posters bearing the Nazi symbol.
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