Lobau squatters make a brazen catalog of demands
They don’t think about giving up – and keep dancing on the nose of the city of Vienna: City Councilor Ulli Sima (SPÖ) has now disclosed communication with the Lobau activists. Some of them are making bold demands and more and more citizens are asking themselves: When will the protest camp finally be cleared?
The City of Vienna was therefore quite ready to communicate with the Lobau activists – but they, for their part, made completely illusory demands, as now emerges from an open correspondence. For example, through spokeswoman Lena Schilling (21), they demand, among other things: The city should stop all preparatory work on the city street for the duration of the talks, and also withdraw all threats of legal action – and should also not evacuate the camp, like the “courier” from the Correspondence cited. But that’s not all!
In addition, the activists insist on “external mediation”, a neutral place of negotiation and a protocol that both sides should sign. The negotiating teams must also be approximately the same size. A message block should also apply during the talks.
Support for demonstration tourists from abroad
Of course, this gives the impression that the activists are not interested in a solution, but in maintaining the blockade. In the SPÖ it is even suspected that the occupiers are no longer exclusively environmentalists. Rather, they would be supported by demonstration tourists from abroad.