The coronavirus throws a spanner in the works for all party-loving people, so the biggest festivity of the year – New Year’s Eve – can only take place to a limited extent. But if it is registered as a demonstration, different rules apply. Opponents of the vaccination in Linz are now trying to use this opportunity for democratic participation in order to “toast freedom” together.
Linz mayor Klaus Luger (SPÖ) said two days ago in the OÖN: “Even if it’s a shame and I personally would prefer it to be different, but: There will be no event on the main square on New Year’s Eve this year either. It would not be responsible. The epidemiological situation is too dangerous for that. “
But thanks to digital communication options, people manage to organize themselves in an independent way. Vaccination opponents counter the interference in their party mood with an alternative plan: There should be a large “New Year’s Eve rally”.
The vaccination opponents’ New Year’s Eve party was registered as a demo. A “walk together through the country road is planned to pick up the people. Afterwards we will gather at the main square with music and a stage ”.
The police have also been notified. The party is already registered from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the morning. The last word has not yet been spoken, however, because the Linz magistrate is still in the process of reviewing the whole thing – the party has not yet been confirmed and could still be called off.