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Thousands of demonstrators demanding new elections in Austria

The secretly recorded video from Ibiza, where the Austrian vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache from the right-wing populist FREEDOM party discussing the help from Russia before the election in 2017, has led to widespread protests after German newspapers published the video on Friday.

the government house, where the chancellor has his office at the Ballhausplatz in Vienna, the capital was planned to 13.00 hours on Saturday, and according to the magazine Vienna, many had been collected already before its.

the German Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of the papers published in Ibiza-the video, wrote, at 15 the time that police estimated the number of protesters to 5,000, a figure that at the 17-time has risen to the whole of 15,000.

About 150 police officers are also on site and has set up barriers outside the government house and Straches office.

Die Presse writes including to the Vengaboys old hit song ”Going to Ibiza” was out of the demonstrators ' loudspeaker, and the crowd cheered loudly when Heinz-Christian Strache announced his resignation shortly before 12: 30.

Now awaiting the advertised talk from the chancellor, Sebastian Kurz. His center-conservative party ÖVP sitting since the elections of 2017, in a coalition with the FPÖ, and many voices are raised to also Kurz now to resign.

”this government is corrupt” and ”Resign now” were some of the messages on protesters ' signs. Photo: Alex Halada/AFP

the demonstrators on the Ballhausplatz about the new elections in the country, and has also written the message on several placards.

A protester came to the square wearing a mask depicting the country's president, Alexander Van der Table, and kept in a trash can with a swastika in. According to the man would the president, who has mainly ceremonial powers, ”throw it all” in the trash, writes Vienna. The man were recovered later by the police for violent protests.

the austrian news agency APA that the election is a likely outcome. Sources within the FPÖ-circuits according to the APA, it is already decided, then the coalition with the ÖVP will fail.

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