Saint-Pölten, Austria: Molotov Attack Against the HQ of Fascist Political Party FPÖ

On the night of Monday, August 12th in Saint-Pölten, the headquarters of the far-right Lower Austria FPÖ party was attacked with rocks and Molotov cocktails.

Images from the surveillance cameras at the headquarters of the fascist “Freedom Party of Austria” show four hooded people throwing Molotov cocktails at the front of the building, located on Pukersdorfer Straße. The attack took place between 1:40 and 2:07AM. The arsonists managed to force the entrance to the car park open and then threw several large stones and incendiary devices at the building, breaking several windows and blackening the facade. At around 2AM, two attackers returned to the scene to make sure that a Molotov cocktail had finished its journey inside. Nationalist propaganda inside the building was partially destroyed.

Various units of the forensic police are in charge of investigations, in particular the Federal Directorate of Homeland Security but also and above all, the anti-terrorist police unit “LVT”.

The leadership of the far-right party issued a rather unusual “call for witnesses”: it announced that it would offer 5000 euros to any citizen who provided information on the facts and gave clues about the four alleged perpetrators, whom they immediately described as “enemies of democracy” and “anarchists”.

The entire political class, from the SPÖ (Social Democratic Party) to the ÖVP (Centre-Right, Christian Democrats), condemned this “attack against democracy”. The Federal Secretary of the Social Democratic Party of Lower Saxony, Wolfgang Kocevar, described the attack as “atrocious and highly reprehensible”.

(via Sans Attendre Demain)

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