Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, June 14, 2016
Over 800 Identitarians demonstrated in Vienna and were met by left-wing extremists who attacked them, and police, leaving one man hospitalised in a coma.
Over the weekend the hipster-right wing Identitarian youth movement held one of their largest demonstrations so far in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
The demonstrators were met by around 600 left extremists as they walked toward the Burggasse underground station. The left-wing ‘anti-fascists’, or Antifa, proceeded to attack the hipster right wingers with fireworks, large rocks and other projectiles. Police reacted to the left-wing violence with pepper spray and tear gas in order to stop the attacks against the Identitarians and themselves.
At least two members of the Identitarian group were injured by the counter protesters. One, known as Max, was hit in the head by a large rock and immediately rushed to hospital. Doctors were forced to induce an artificial coma because of the severity of the internal bleeding.
Vienna police released several photos via their Twitter account of the weapons and paraphernalia left at the scene or or found on arrested Antifa extremists. The tweets show a large rock that was thrown at an officer, and another shows a rope with a chain on the end and leftist literature. The second tweet reads: “Everything you need for a peaceful demonstration.”
Police report that 13 people were injured in total, including four policemen. Overall one Identitarian member was arrested on suspicion of infringement of the constitution and seven Antifa extremists were arrested for violent acts.