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(en) 20 000 against the new Austrian government! 12.02.2000

From Rosa Antifa Wien <raw@swi.priv.at>
Date Sun, 13 Feb 2000 05:09:00 -0500


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After the continous nightly demonstrations of several thousands
of people against the new Austrian government consisting of the
conservative (OeVP) and the extreme right freedom (FPOe)
parties, today more than 20 000 people gathered in the streets.
Starting from one of the main railway stations the protestants
marched through the city and the demonstration ended at around
7 pm at the Place of the 12th of February close to the Karl-Marx-
Hof.

The council house Karl-Marx-Hof was one of the centers of armed
resistance that started on the 12th of February 1934 against the
Austro-facists. The "Schutzbund", a run-up armed organization of
the socialist party, fought against the "Heimwehr", the armed
organization of the Austro-facists. The Austrian army and the
"Heimwehr" put down the rebellion and therefore the Karl-Marx-
Hof and other council houses where the members of the
"Schutzbund" tried to retreat were bombarded and partially
destroyed. The conservative OeVP stands in the tradition of the
Austro-facists and today they still profess that the Austro-facists
fought against the Nazis.  (The federal chancellor of those days,
Dollfuss, was later murdered by a group of illegal Austrian Nazis).
In reality, the Austro-facists actually smoothened the way for the
Nazis by prohibiting political parties and unions, by establishing
the corporative state, by imposing military law, by dissolving the
parliament and so on.

Today the demonstration was accompanied by a sound-truck on
that famous Austrian DJs played music under the slogan "Sound-
Politicization". In front of the parliament an event called "Hip-
Hop against black/blue" (in Austria black is the political colour of
the conservative OeVP, and blue of the right-wing freedom party -
FPOe) started at 7 pm and still continues. In the following days the
daily protests will go on, and bike-demonstrations and other
highly imaginative events are planned.
By the way, the building of the community of industrialists in
Vienna was briefly occupied yesterday.

No inch to the facists!
Rosa Antifa Wien (RAW)

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