Opponents of the mandatory vaccination have been on the road all over Austria since 3 p.m. In downtown Vienna have already gathered at Maria-Theresien-Platz. No incidents have been reported so far. The demo train goes over the Ringstrasse to Franz-Josefs-Kai and back again.
All road users are advised to drive around the city center using the belt. However, delays on the Ring, Franz-Josefs-Kai, the Zweierlinie in both directions and on all entrances to the city center, such as Rennweg, Prinz-Eugen-Straße ,rechte Wienzeile, Favoritenstraße, Burggasse, Währinger Straße, Alser Straße, Praterstraße should be avoided , Roßauer Lände or Untere Donaustraße are included. There may also be delays in public transport – especially the ring lines (D, 1, 2, 71 and U2Z).
But demonstrations were not only held in Vienna, but also in other federal states. Demonstrators in Carinthia spontaneously moved in front of the ORF regional studio. At 12.30 p.m., opponents of the mandatory vaccination gathered in Upper Austria. On the main square in Linz there were posters with the inscription “If lies really had short legs, there would be mainly midgets in the federal government.” Young people, children but also babies in prams could be seen. They marched towards the country house. According to the police, 1,000 people had already gathered at the demonstration in the early afternoon.
There were also demonstrations in Graz and Salzburg. Between 300 and 400 people demonstrated against the federal government’s corona measures as early as lunchtime. The demonstrations took place at the seat of the state parliament and parts of the state government. The demonstrators carried signs like “Hands off our children” or “Strike instead of spiking.” In Salzburg, 200 to 300 demonstrators gathered in front of the Chiemseehof and chanted “Freedom” and “Democracy.” Hardly anyone adhered to the mask requirement in the heated atmosphere.
According to estimates by the Tyrolean police, 1,500 people demonstrated in front of the Innsbruck country house. The demo started at 1 p.m. The end is planned for 6 p.m. Above all, “Freedom” was shouted in Tyrol. In Bregenz, too, 600-700 people gathered in front of the country house. In Eisenstadt (Burgenland) there were around 120 demonstrators.