Covid: protests in Austria for compulsory vaccination – the last hour

(ANSA – AFP) – VIENNA, November 28 – Tens of thousands of Austrians gathered this weekend to protest the government’s implementation of mandatory vaccination – the first EU country to do so – while Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg insisted today that the move It represented “little interference” in the alternatives on the table.

One of the largest demonstrations took place in the southern city of Graz, where police said about 25,000 people demonstrated on Saturday, most of them peacefully. Except for the arrest of three men in their twenties under investigation for performing the Nazi salute and dozens of offenses related to the use of masks.

Other demonstrations took place in the cities of Sankt Pölten and Klagenfurt, attracting approximately 3,500 and 5,000 people, respectively. Eleven people were arrested in Sankt Pölten, most of them for “aggressive behaviour” and a police officer was injured. The demonstration was organized by the far-right Freedom Party, whose leader Herbert Kekl has spoken out clearly against anti-virus measures. The protest in Klagenfurt was led by the local head of the Freedom Party. (ANSA – Agence France-Presse).

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