A similar identification “march” was held in the Austrian border region in early October.
A march of about 60 members of the far-right identity movement took place on Saturday night (Sunday) on the border of the Austrian federal state of Burgenland. Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer stated that such a measure “cannot be tolerated,” APA wrote.
In a statement on Sunday, Nahamer said the Austrian Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counter-Terrorism (BVT) is closely monitoring these developments and has taken all possible measures. It is also checked whether there has been a violation of the law on gatherings.
The event was overseen by the police and the BVT, which identified the identifiers as a far-right entity, from its start on Saturday from 10 p.m. to its conclusion at 2:00 a.m. Niemer noted that since the July amendment to the Token Act, identifier tokens have been banned.
A similar identification “march” was held in the Austrian border region in early October. According to an online portal close to the movement, its goal was to document illegal border crossings and deter migrant smugglers.
But Minister Nahamer stressed that these steps will achieve the exact opposite. “The behavior of this extremist group (identifiers) prevents the police from operating, especially with regard to border control as part of a structural investigation into the fight against people smugglers,” he said.
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