Thousands expected – several demonstrations against right-wing extremism on Friday


After the demonstrations against right-wing extremism in Germany, similar demonstrations are also planned in Austria on Friday. In total, thousands of people are expected in Vienna, Innsbruck and Salzburg. In Vienna, SPÖ leader Andreas Babler and the green EU top candidate Lena Schilling, among others, announced that they would participate.

Politicians generally should not make speeches, says Errich Fenninger, spokesman for the Platform for a Human Asylum Policy. The organization organized the demonstration together with the NGOs Fridays for Future and Black Voices. Other organizations such as Caritas and the Chamber of Labor (AK) have joined the call. In Vienna alone, 5,000 to 10,000 participants are expected. A circle of people will be formed around parliament and speeches are also on the agenda. It starts at 6pm.

Barrier at Operngasse in Vienna
According to the ÖAMTC, it can be assumed that the ring from Operngasse will be closed until late in the evening. He therefore recommends avoiding the Linke Wienzeile and around Karlsplatz and Schwarzenbergplatz. Demonstrations are also planned in Innsbruck and Salzburg on Friday. In the Tyrolean capital, “Stand up against the right” starts at 5 p.m. Tyrol for democracy and diversity” on the Landhausplatz, while at the same time the protest “Together for humanity, solidarity and against extremism” is planned for the main train station in Salzburg. Behind these protests are Fridays For Future, Grandmas Against the Right and the Austrian Student Union (ÖH) Salzburg.

Germany as a role model
The rallies are modeled after similar protests that took place in Germany last weekend. The reason was revelations from the Correctiv research center about a meeting of right-wing extremists on November 25, in which AfD politicians and the former head of the right-wing extremist Identitarian movement in Austria, Martin Sellner, took part. There was talk of mass deportations of millions of people.

The Austrian demo call says the FPÖ is “just as bad as the AfD”. “At this moment, with right-wing parties on the rise, we must all fight loudly against the shocking developments in European asylum policy and the threat posed by growing right-wing extremism,” it said.

Source: Krone


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