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Austria: Hundreds protest EU migration policies in Villach01:33

Austria: Hundreds protest EU migration policies in Villach

Austria, Villach
January 30, 2016 at 19:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 600 supporters of the Partei des Volkes (Party of the People) protested against the "Islamisation" of their city and the European Union’s migration policies at Villach’s main square, Saturday.

Supporters were carrying anti-EU banners while chanted slogans against the 28-member bloc and the Austrian government. Right-wing politicians held speeches criticising EU’s migration policy as well as Austrian Chancellor’s Werner Faymann stance on the same issue.

No incidents were reported and the atmosphere was generally calm. Police deployed around 200 officers who surrounded the main square where the demonstration was taking place in a bid to quell any incidents as and when the occurred.

Austria: Hundreds protest EU migration policies in Villach01:33
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Around 600 supporters of the Partei des Volkes (Party of the People) protested against the "Islamisation" of their city and the European Union’s migration policies at Villach’s main square, Saturday.

Supporters were carrying anti-EU banners while chanted slogans against the 28-member bloc and the Austrian government. Right-wing politicians held speeches criticising EU’s migration policy as well as Austrian Chancellor’s Werner Faymann stance on the same issue.

No incidents were reported and the atmosphere was generally calm. Police deployed around 200 officers who surrounded the main square where the demonstration was taking place in a bid to quell any incidents as and when the occurred.

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