The head of the far-right FPÖ party accuses the government of sadism.
Vienna. According to police estimates, about 20,000 people came to Heldenplatz on Saturday to demonstrate against the epidemic measures in the Austrian capital Vienna.
The leader of the opposition right-wing Free Austria Party (FPÖ) Herbert Kekel has called for a resistance to compulsory vaccination against Corona Viruswho in Austria It will enter into force in February next year. APA and DPA reported.
Kikel described the planned compulsory vaccination against the Corona virus, as well as the indefinite closure of the unvaccinated, as an “attack on humanity.” “This government is behaving sadistically,” the populist politician told his supporters.
The posters of the demonstrators or protesters featured slogans such as “No to forced vaccination” or “Hands off our children” or calls for the government to resign. After speeches by politicians from the FPÖ, a protest march took place in the center of Vienna.
The government of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the Green Party are planning to introduce compulsory vaccination of the population in order to prevent further waves of the epidemic. Four of the five parliamentary parties support this effort. People who cannot be vaccinated by the specified deadline face severe financial penalties.
In recent weeks, there have been several demonstrations in Vienna by opponents of government measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40,000 people protested in central Vienna last week.
On Saturday, 32 marches were reported in the Austrian capital, seven of which were blocked by police. There are about 1,400 police officers in deployment.
During the previous protests, clashes with the police also took place, while a number of members of the law enforcement forces were injured, and the detainees were mostly members of the far-right scene.
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