Recently, the anti-vaccination party Human Freedom Fundamental Rights (MFG) made it into the Upper Austrian state parliament. On Saturday, their supporters demonstrated in Vienna on Schwarzenbergplatz. A message of greeting was read out from a rather unexpected source. It came from none other than the former Green leader Madeleine Petrovic. That is most remarkable. After all, the Greens were not involved in the rally. In addition, the content propagated there was in clear contradiction to the line of the current ruling party.
Petrovic was a formative figure in the Greens for a long time: in 1990 she moved into the National Council for the new party, from 1992 to 1999 she was the club boss and also national spokeswoman for two years. After her time in parliament, she headed the Green Lower Austria for 13 years. As the “Standard” now reports, Petrovic misses well-founded debates on the “scientific questions of resistance and long-term dangers” in connection with Covid in the text read on Saturday.
Obviously, Petrovic above all distrusts the pharmaceutical industry and therefore criticized the profits made from the multi-billion dollar test and vaccination system in Austria. In addition, there is no reversal of the burden of proof and no adequate compensation for liability for vaccine damage. The pharmaceutical lobby is happy. ” If you look at the penalties that certain companies “have already had to pay for dubious machinations, then I ask what the government’s trust in these pharmaceutical companies and their ‘bitter pills’ is based on,” said the text of the former Green leader.
Petrovic limited himself to “the legal and economic circumstances” of Corona. Despite her criticism of the lack of debate on scientific issues, she did not want to comment.
The Green Parliamentary Club stated that Petrovic represented her private opinion here. Despite the break with the green party line, the Lower Austrian state party still wants to see continuity in the work of the former green top politician. Petrovic remains true to her line of “being a vigilant, critical spirit,” said country spokeswoman Helga Krismer to the “Standard”. Since the beginning of July 2020, Petrovic has also been working as an animal welfare expert in the Ministry of Health.