- Thousands Protest Over Europe’s First Mandatory Vaccine Plan
The Austrian government’s plan to make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory has sparked mass protests
Thousands of Austrians took to the streets of Vienna to protest against an upcoming parliamentary vote to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory, with demonstrators calling for the government to be replaced.
Protesters carried Austrian flags through the streets on Saturday as police in riot gear could be seen standing in a line nearby. “Face your guilt and turn back!” one banner read, while others accused Austria’s right-wing ruling party – the Austrian People’s Party (OVP) – of splitting the nation with its coronavirus policies.
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In Vienna, a young Austrian child and their mother attempted to remind the police of their humanity. pic.twitter.com/UOd7ZD4xyn
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