Tomorrow, Saturday, anti-vaccination opponents and critics of the anti-corona measures will demonstrate again in Austria’s cities, for the executive this will again be a test of nerves: Among the many people protesting peacefully, radical and violent groups could mingle, even in front of the demo trains smuggled “provocateurs” are warned on social media platforms.
A possible escalation in the dispute between opponents and proponents of vaccination is also causing concern for the German police: The head of the executive union fears that the new corona restrictions will lead to an increase in aggressiveness, especially for those who have not been vaccinated.
This trend is already known, says the federal union chairman Oliver Malchow to ntv: “We already know from the third wave of aggressive behavior not only towards the police. Think of the employee at a gas station who lost his life because someone did not want to wear the mask. “
In Idar-Oberstein in Rhineland-Palatinate, a man had shot a student who was working as a temporary worker in a gas station at the cash register in an argument about wearing a corona mask.
In Austria, too, communication about vaccinations on Facebook or Twitter is getting rougher. And it cannot be ruled out that this aggressiveness could also show itself in the upcoming demonstrations.
A prominent opponent of the planned mandatory vaccination, Heinz-Christian Strache, warned in an interview with the eXXpress: “The organizers of the demos must be careful that people do not mix with the peaceful demonstrators who deliberately provoke scenes of violence and thus the entire, previously peaceful one Want to put criticism of the federal government in a certain light. I am sure that the ORF and other media would like to show these pictures. “