Dozens of protesters were waiting for Viktor Orbán in Vienna on Thursday morning. When he arrived, they booed him in front of the building of the Austrian chancellor’s office.
On Thursday morning, Chancellor Karl Nehammer welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in front of the Federal Chancellery on Ballhausplatz. However, the meeting did not start out as peacefully as planned. Two groups have gathered to protest against Viktor Orbán. – reports oe24.at. The “”Omas gegen Rechts” (“grandmas against the right-wing”) and the “SOS Balkanroute” initiative had gathered to show their dissatisfaction. They disagree with the refugee policy and Orbán’s recent controversial statements on “racial mixing”. Although the government addressed later that they are pursuing a “zero tolerance” policy with regard to antisemitism and racism, the radical organizations were still not convinced.
The group “Omas gegen Rechts” and the initiative “SOS Balkanroute” also criticised Hungary’s current refugee policy. One poster had the following text: “When are we going to get people out of the miserable camps on the edge of Europe?” There was also a protest action. Two men with Orbán and Nehammer masks demonstratively escorted refugees away from Ballhausplatz.
As Telex writes, Viktor Orbán came to Vienna at the invitation of Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer. According to Nehammer, Hungary is an important partner of Austria. In addition, the chancellor considers close cooperation with Hungary particularly important in connection with the fight against illegal immigration and the commitment to the Western Balkans from EU perspective. Nehammer previously said: “Such bilateral cooperation is necessary because the European asylum system does not work.” According to the chancellor, EU borders need strong protection in order to reduce the flow of refugees to Europe and increase security. He also wrote on his Twitter page that both countries are increasingly affected by illegal immigration, which they want to fight together.
Source: telex.hu, oe24.at