Several anti-corona demos are to take place in Vienna on Saturday. Up to 30,000 people are expected. We report in the live blog.
On Saturday, Vienna will be the scene of several anti-corona demos, for which there are registrations with a total of up to 30,000 participants. The largest rally will take place at Heldenplatz in the city center, where applicants have given a number of manifestants of up to 20,000. Interior Minister Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) announced on Friday a particularly strong police presence and warned against the mobilization of radical groups.
Nehammer warns of radical groups
Among other things, the mobilizing groups would include representatives of the black bloc, but also links against the state such as the Reich Citizens Movement. Right-wing extremists mentioned the Identitarian Movement and “ The Austrians DO5″ in particular. The ir encounter holds a “potential for conflict that should not be underestimated,” warned Nehammer.
Several demos in Vienna
The rally on Heldenplatz begins at 2 p.m., where it also ends at 7 p.m. In between, the demonstrators want to complete a lap on the ring against the direction of travel. At Maria- The resien-Platz there is a demonstration with up to 5,000 participants from 5 to 10 p.m. entitled “For a free Austria”, while at Karlsplatz demonstrators gather from 6 to 10 p.m. “to protect the Austrian constitution and all of us Human rights “. A counter-demo entitled “No stage for conspiracy ideologues” with up to 300 participants has also been registered. It starts at Graben and goes to the corner of Löwelstraße and Josef-Meinrad-Platz.
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