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05 Dec 2018 | 09:02 AM UTC

Austria: Weekly protests to continue in Vienna December 6 /update 1

Austria News Alert

Weekly demonstrations slated to continue in front of Vienna Mitte station December 6; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/7/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Vienna). COUNTRY/REGION Vienna

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A protest is slated to be held in front of Vienna Mitte station at 18:00 (local time) on Thursday, December 6. A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected near the demonstration site.   


The planned December 6 protests mark the tenth iteration of weekly protests organized by groups opposed to the far-right components of the current governing coalition. Though the original impetus for the protests centered around Austria's new environmental and immigration policies, the scope of the protesters' grievances has expanded in subsequent protests.


Individuals in Vienna are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.


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