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For the second time in a row, around 8,500 people demonstrate in Vienna against racism

June 6, 2020

Around 8,500 people gathered on Friday for the second day in Vienna to tackle racism that started outside the U.S. embassy in the city as part of the Black Lives Matter movement and after the death of the African-American citizen, George Floyd of the Police in Minneapolis.

During the protest, there were several clashes between protesters and defenders of right-wing extremist groups, which said “Our life is important,” even though only one person was slightly injured, officials said.

According to the Austrian police, almost 50,000 people marched through the main streets of the capital on Thursday.

For the second time in a row, around 8,500 people demonstrate in Vienna against racismFor the second time in a row, around 8,500 people demonstrate in Vienna against racism

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has shown his support for the demonstrators via his Twitter account. “Whether in the United States, Europe, Austria, or anywhere else in the world, let’s listen to people who are discriminated against because of their race. Let’s fight racism together,” he said.