Austria: Hundreds of anti-govt and anti-lockdown protesters march through Vienna

Hundreds of anti-lockdown and anti-government protesters marched through the streets of Vienna on Saturday. Protesters were seen waving Austrian flags and giant banners reading: ‘Kurz must go,’ demanding the resignation of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Many were visibly not wearing masks nor following social distancing rules, leading the police to dissolve the protest for non-respect of safety and hygiene guidelines. According to reports, 11 people were arrested. Austria is considering relaxing some of its lockdown rules by allowing restaurant, cafe and bar terraces to open again on March 27. On Friday, the country reported its highest level of new infections since early December, with 3,500 registered cases.

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