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Antifa extremists injure students in Vienna

Antifa extremists prevented Austrian historian Lothar Höbelt's lecture in Vienna and attacked students, injuring them.

Published: January 15, 2020, 7:04 pm


    According to their own statements, around 200 members and supporters of Antifa and other radical left groups gathered in front of the lecture hall and blocked it. They posted photos of the blockade on social media.

    Students who wanted to take part in the course were thrown with eggs. An injured party suffered an wound to the head. A demonstrator spat on the representative of the FPÖ-affiliated Ring Freiheitlicher Studenten (RFS) [Students for Freedom], the organisation announced.

    Then other left-wing extremists attacked him from behind with punches and kicks. The RFS member was able to escape to safety. At the time, no police officers were said to have been on site.

    The RFS Vienna described the new prevention of the lecture and the violent riots as incomprehensible conditions. “Today’s attacks are just the tip of the iceberg. We finally expect consequences from the University of Vienna and hope that the perpetrators will be held accountable. ”

    The disturbances and protests against Höbelt have been going on since November. The background is a lecture by the historian, who also writes for the Berlin weekly Junge Freiheit.

    During an event by the Freedom Academic Association of Styria, according to Austrian daily Kurier, around 30 members of the Identitarian Movement were also present to support Höbelt. Accordingly, they were encircled by police officers arriving later. Höbelt was not at the lecture hall during the walk.

    The riots at the Vienna university are reminiscent of incidents at the University of Hamburg . There, left-wing extremists had repeatedly prevented AfD founder Bernd Lucke’s lecture from taking place last year. Lucke was only able to hold his course under the protection of a police group.

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