The letter to the Interior Minister is tough: the police, who are also supposed to keep the demonstrators against the mandatory vaccination law in check, are clearly on the side of the protest movement. A police deacon, a politician and a policewoman signed the letter.
The demands: “We ask you to ensure that no job-related or general compulsory vaccination or any other form of indirect compulsory vaccination is introduced in Austria. To advocate that, both from a medical point of view and for reasons of equal treatment, 3G is completely suspended in the workplace, or at least converted into 1G – namely TESTED – and implemented with internal resources. And to ensure that the discrimination against unvaccinated colleagues as well as the threats of disciplinary measures and reports against your employees come to an end. And that you enable us again to concentrate on our core police work. We want to be there for the population as “friends and helpers”. “
And another interesting sentence can be read in the letter from the police: “We do not want to threaten the population in predominantly peaceful demonstrations that have been started because of the increasing dissatisfaction among the population with regard to politics.”
In an initial reaction from the Ministry of the Interior it was said: “The people who have signed this letter can clearly be assigned to a political orientation.” The officials, who appear as a group of “policemen for fundamental rights and freedoms”, ie close to the FPÖ, heard the eXXpress. And the ministry emphasizes: “85% of the Austrian police officers are already vaccinated – that is probably a clear statement.”
The Minister of the Interior is still under pressure with this letter. A statement by Karner has been announced for the afternoon.