Identitarians protest on Graz Greens roof
The anti-Muslim Identitarian movement staged a protest on Wednesday against the "creeping Islamicization of Europe".
According to a video posted on the Youtube channel of IDENTITAERES OESTERREICH, the group scaled the roof of the Austrian Green Party HQ in Graz, which is seen as pro-immigration.
Leader of the Vienna branch of the right-wing group Martin Sellner told Breitbart London that they originally planned to stage the protest at a local mosque, but police had learned of their intentions, and formed a security cordon with dogs and more than 100 police officers.
Instead, they chose the Green party HQ as there was a speech being given by Green presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen.
Sellner said “We occupied the roof and about 30 supporters gathered with flags shouting slogans. Our main message was: their policy imported is terrorism. They have no right to feel “sorry” for the victims because they bear a great deal of guilt. They have blood on their hands and now we put blood on their roof.”
Sellner also explained that the Green party HQ wasn’t their first choice for the location of the protest.
“We planned an action on a huge mosque that is being built at the moment in Graz,” but explained that someone had leaked the information of the protest location to the local police. “The police were informed about it,” and he said the mosque was subsequently put under a huge cordon of police security. Around 100 police officers, multiple cars and police dogs were brought out to discourage the group.
The action, according to Sellner, was a direct response to both the terror attacks in Belgium and the banning of the Identitarian protest in Molenbeek last week by the mayor of Brussels. “We wanted to protest against Islamisation in Europe, cause we saw in Brussels and Paris that Islamisation kills. ‘Islamisierung tötet’ that was also the slogan on the banner.”