Two thousand neo-Fascists, many carrying swastika-emblazoned 'Hitler Youth' daggers and wearing brown uniform shirts of the outlawed NAZI Party, clashed with several hundred anti-Fascists during a torch-light parade in Vienna, Austria, October 18.
LV.PAN Gathering of demonstration
SV. Demonstrators with wreaths
STV. Anti-fascists attack demonstrators
SV. Anti-fascists & demonstrators fighting
SV. Police arrest anti-fascists
SV. Police trying to break up fight
SV. Police push people to side of road
SV. March of demonstrators, led by students in uniform
LV. Demonstrators marching
SV. demonstrators carry wreath
STV. Gathering of demonstrators
SV. Official making speech
LV. Demonstrators cheering
SV. Official speaking
SCU Demonstrators cheer
SV.PAN Wreath laid on the Schiller monument
SV.PAN Monument, PAN to wreath
CU.PAN Wreath, Pan up to name Schiller
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Background: Two thousand neo-Fascists, many carrying swastika-emblazoned 'Hitler Youth' daggers and wearing brown uniform shirts of the outlawed NAZI Party, clashed with several hundred anti-Fascists during a torch-light parade in Vienna, Austria, October 18.
Ostensibly to celebrate the bi-centenary of the death of the German poet Friedreich Schiller, the parade was organised by several extreme Right-wing groups including the banned neo-NAZI Patriotic Youth Federation.
The city authorities refused to ban the procession on the grounds of 'freedom of speech.' But the anti-NAZI parties of Vienna set to and disrupted the parade.
Squads of riot police fought with the struggling demonstrators and counter-demonstrators. Several people were injured and twenty-five arrested for wearing the banned NAZI swastika.