Vienna: On Thursday, tens of thousands of people participated in the “Black Life Issues” demonstration in Vienna, a global anti-racist protest triggered by the death of African-American George Floyd during his arrest One of the waves.
Before they participated in the short parade in the central park of Karlsplatz, the speakers addressed most of the protesters.
The Vienna Police said that about 50,000 people participated in the protest.
Several demonstrators said it was one of the largest protests in Vienna in years.
“Systematic racism is everywhere in the world, also in Austria. We have to stop it,” 21-year-old student Katharina Kohl told AFP, while holding a sign reading: “Hate is not an opinion.”
The majority of the people gathered together did not meet current social alienation measures aimed at preventing the new coronavirus, but many demonstrators wore masks.
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Since the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr in 1968, the wave of civil strife is different from that of the United States.
Many people around the world have seen the similarities of systematic racism in their own society and organized united protests in various states, including many European countries.
In Austria, controversy about police brutality is rare, but investigations into the actions of several police officers began last year, and they allegedly used excessive force when arresting protesters during protests against climate change.
In recent years, racism in Austria’s public life has received a lot of attention, especially in connection with the inflammatory comments of members of the far-right Liberal Party (FPOe), which forms a coalition government with the centre-right People’s Party (OeVP) Sebastian Ku Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz will serve until May 2019.
Supporters who provided voices for the demonstrations on Thursday included several politicians from the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPOe) and the Green Party. The Green Party has now formed a coalition government with Kurz’s OeVP.