The Vienna police arrested 14 protesters today to protest the restrictive measures taken by the country’s authorities to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Austrian news agency APA, about 3,000 people attended the rally.
Police said they used pepper spray to prevent demonstrators who tried to break into the fence and clashed with demonstrators.
According to APA, among the protesters against the coroner were the far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) and the far-right Allied Movement (IBÖ).
Due to the large number of infections, areas in the Austrian capital and other provinces in eastern Austria have been closed since April.
Due to the admission of the intensive care unit, the lockdown measures in the three eastern federal states of Vienna, Burgenland and Lower Austria have been extended to April 18.
Austria is preparing to reopen many areas of public life in May. This is one of the worst periods since the pandemic, including greater population dispersion.
In order to speed up the vaccination process, the Austrian government has announced the purchase of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, although the vaccine has not yet been approved in the European Union.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University Hospital, since the beginning of the pandemic, 571,616 people have been infected by covid-19 in Austria, of which 9,624 have died.