"If Kobane falls, there will be uprisings of the Kurds in Turkey," said Berivan Aslan, a Greens' Member of Parliament and a native Turkish Kurd, in an Austrian Press Agency (APA) interview on Friday during a demonstration in Vienna. About 30 groups, including Kurdish cultural associations and the group Asylum in Need had called for "solidarity with Rojava". Thousands answered the call.
Friday's march in Vienna. Photo: APA (Punz)
The two men were rushed to hospital with stab wounds in the stomach and one was in critical condition, a police spokesman said, according to a report from Agence France-Presse.
A few hundred Kurds marched through Bregenz Saturday afternoon to show support for Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian city of Kobane on the Turkish border, currently besieged by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).
Following the stabbing incident, the march had to proceed under a massive police presence.
On Friday, a pro-Kurdish demonstration in Vienna with several thousand protesters passed off peacefully.
In neighbouring Germany, at least 23 people were hurt this week in violent clashes between Kurds and radical Muslims.