Friday Night skating back on track

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Green Austria

The Green Party invites Viennese residents to join the regular “Friday Night Skating” during the nights of the summer months. The participants, including cyclists, will skate out from Heldenplatz from 9 p.m. and go along Ringstrasse, Triesterstrasse or SĂĽdosttangente. Affected streets will be closed for car traffic. The police and several “Rolling Guards” will look […]

Demonstration to remain in front of Votiv Kirche

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General News

Following lack of progress made by talks between representatives of the Church, the charity Caritas and refugee activists at the Votiv Kirche in Vienna, protesters are set to stay camped outside the building. On Tuesday evening Caritas spokesman Klaus Schwertner said: “The church is a place of refuge.” Previously, however, pastor of the Votive Church […]

Pepper spray ends Turkish airline protest

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General News

Police were called after Kurdish demonstrators burst into the Turkish airlines office in the first district of Vienna. In total ten activists stormed the office the Operngasse 3 in the late afternoon and the protest ended when one of the staff at the airline used a pepper spray that left several people hospitalised. The activists […]

Reward over beheaded kitten

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Animal activists are promising a reward after a decapitated cat was found in a Lower Austrian town.A spokesman for Vier Pfoten, an internationally operating animal rights organisation, said today (Mon) the charity will pay 500 Euros to the one whose tip-off leads to the person who killed the animal discovered in a back garden in […]

Austrian holiday agencies ‘offer canned hunt trips’

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Animal activists have claimed Austrian holiday agencies offer controversial canned hunting trips to South Africa.Thomas Pietsch of animal protection NGO Vier Pfoten said today (Thurs): “We know that at least 15 Austrian trip organisers offer such journeys.”The term “canned hunt” describes a trophy hunt event in which animals are kept in a fenced area to […]