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Thousands in Vienna defying a ban and demonstrating against coronatiltag

Thousands of people in Austria braved the Sunday evening a demonstrationsforbud and went to the streets to demonstrate against coronatiltag in the country.

the Police in Austria, reported Saturday that a demonstrationsforbud entered into force, after that, about 10,000 people participated in a similar demonstration earlier in January.

Sunday's demonstration was, nevertheless, carried out. It was organised by the højreekstreme party the freedom party (FPÖ). There were also neo-nazis among the protesters.


the Crowd blocked the traffic on the roads, while it moved against the national assembly. Many of the participants bar not mundbind or took account of the requirement to keep the distance.

Four police officers were injured in the riots during the demonstration, which took place in the country's capital, Vienna. The austrian police arrested ten demonstrators.

the FPÖ announced the demonstration to show opposition to the country's third shutdown. The government has introduced a number of nedlukningstiltag to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.


It is the first time that the FPÖ and the party member Herbert Kickl, who is the former interior minister, has openly called for a protest against the closure.

- We are experiencing an unprecedented censorship, said Herbert Kickl to the media on Saturday, before the party made a further request for permission to hold the demonstration.

Both requests were refused.

It is due to the increased risk of the spread of new coronavarianter and a 'lack of smitteopsporing' among them, who should participate in the demonstration.

Schools, sports clubs, hotels, restaurants, cultural venues and many shops have been closed to stem the spread of infection with corona virus. However, the country's iconic ski resorts have been allowed to remain open.

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