Posters & slogans – Around 1500 demo participants against black and blue

The final rally at Residenzplatz was also marked by open rejection of the newly formed cabinet. The Austrian writer Ludwig Laher described Haslauer’s statements before the election, when coalition plans with the FPÖ were still being denied, as “hot air”. It is “ridiculous to distinguish between rhetorically soft and radical blues”. Monika Salzer, psychotherapist, author and founder of “Grannies against the Right” stated that the “OeVP, which once supported the state, had helped the FPÖ to power since the dam burst in 2000 through thoroughly misguided policies” and summed it up warningly: “This political climate poisons our children and grandchildren.” The event ended around 8 p.m.

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