Demo Saturday in Vienna: In the city center, hundreds demonstrated under the motto “Black Lives Matter”.
In Vienna not only people demonstrated against the Corona measures on Saturday. During a second demonstration, hundreds of people gathered to protest under the motto “Black Lives Matter”.
BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER!
today #w0506, 2 p.m. Karlsplatz
Get out on the streets against racist ones # Police violence, against racist profiling and police controls – together against structural racism!#BlackLivesMatter @BlackVoicesVB https://t.co/NdEiW9FF7s pic.twitter.com/N3xirjZAN4
— Stop Deportation (@stopdep) June 5, 2021
The aim of the meeting was to raise awareness of discrimination against people of dark skin color and other minorities. The demonstration itself was very peaceful, both distances and the mask requirement was largely observed. The demonstration started at Schwarzenbergplatz, then the protest participants walked through the city center to Heldenplatz, chanting. The final rally with several speakers took place there.
The police accompanied the demonstration but did not appear to have to intervene often. Both the demonstration against child vaccination and the “Black Lives Matter” demonstration went, according to initial information, without any major excesses.