Riot after demonstration – “Black Bloc” plays cat and mouse game with the police


After the peaceful demonstration before the Academic Ball in the Vienna Hofburg, friction arose between participants in the so-called “Black Bloc” and the executive power. Two people were stopped and Bengali fires were lit.

After the actual demonstration, which was registered with the police, a spontaneous demonstration took place near Vienna City Hall.

Bangladeshi fires were lit and two people were restrained. Now the demonstrators are marching through the city. reporter Alexander Bischofberger-Mahr is live on site.

All news about the Academic Ball 2024:

Kickl and Vilimsky are not there
As usual, FPÖ leader Herbert Kickl is not participating. EU leadership candidate Harald Vilimsky is also staying away from the Hofburg despite the ‘super election year’ 2024.

Annual protests against Ball
In the past, the ball has repeatedly been accompanied by sometimes violent protests. Especially in 2014, there was a lot of material damage and a significant number of injured demonstrators and police officers. However, in the years that followed, the situation calmed down considerably.

Source: Krone


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