As reported from police circles, in at least one case an attempt was made to snatch the firearm from the security holster from an officer. There had already been a number of arrests by the afternoon.
There was also an escalation at the Burgring. As part of the measures controls, several officials went into the crowd. There were tumultuous scenes, at least one policeman fell to the ground. The demo participants were then pinned down by the emergency services, police officers shielded the official acts. The mood kept heating up. Smoke bombs, bottles and stones flew in the direction of the emergency services. Fortunately, the situation calmed down again.
In total, more than 1300 officers have been on duty since the morning hours, both from Vienna and from the federal states, plus police dogs. At the vaccination streets, the security staff were increased and the police presence increased.
Again and again extreme right mingling with the demonstrators. The authorities reported yellow star symbols based on the Jewish star with the words “unvaccinated”, posters with the inscription “This is how it began in 1938” or “Schallenberg = Mengele”. By around 3 p.m. ten people are said to have been reported under the Prohibition Act.
Side note: Like that “Krone” reports that Upper Austria’s FPÖ boss Manfred Haimbuchner wants to be vaccinated after all if there are no longer enough antibodies. “I know what a difficult course feels like, and I want to be protected against it in the future,” said Haimbuchner. “So far I am, thanks to a very high number of antibodies. Before that is no longer sufficiently given, a vaccination is the right way. ”The FPÖ boss fell seriously ill with corona at the beginning of the year and was ventilated in the intensive care unit for a few days.