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Austria: Protesters march against FPO in Vienna

Austria, Vienna
May 19, 2019 at 19:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people took to the streets of Vienna on Sunday to protest against the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), following the emergence of a corruption scandal which has forced Vice Chancellor of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache to resign.

"The FPO must not reach the government in the next elections and must be removed from all ministries," said one speaker.

Strache, who is also the leader of the Freedom Party (FPO), was recorded on video allegedly accepting support in the elections from a woman who claimed to have Russian ties in return for public contracts.

A snap election was announced by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Saturday.

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Vienna on Sunday to protest against the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), following the emergence of a corruption scandal which has forced Vice Chancellor of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache to resign.

"The FPO must not reach the government in the next elections and must be removed from all ministries," said one speaker.

Strache, who is also the leader of the Freedom Party (FPO), was recorded on video allegedly accepting support in the elections from a woman who claimed to have Russian ties in return for public contracts.

A snap election was announced by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Saturday.

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