- Title: AUSTRIA - ANTI-FASCIST MARCH IN INNSBRUCK
- Date: 22nd October 1994
- Summary: INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA (OCTOBER 22, 1994) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV INNSBRUCK/TRAM GOING DOWN STREET 0.06 2. SV POLICEMAN DRIVING VAN TO RALLY 0.13 3. SV LINE OF POLICE VANS ON WAY TO RALLY 0.21 4. HAS,GV/SV GENERAL VIEWS OF DEMONSTRATORS/BANNER (3 SHOTS) 0.35 5. SLV ANTI-FASCIST DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING ACROSS STREET 0.38 6. SV ANTI-FASCIST DEMONSTRATORS BEING SEARCHED BY POLICE (2 SHOTS) 0.48 7. LV ANTI-FASCIST DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING WITH BANNERS 0.52 8. SV OF ANTI-FASCIST FEMALE DEMONSTRATOR 0.53 9. SLV POLICE WALKING IN FRONT OF ANTI-FASCISTS DEMONSTRATORS 0.57 10. SV DEMONSTRATOR MARCHING 1.02 11. SV RIOT POLICE STANDING WATCHING ANTI-FASCIST 1.05 12. LV DEMONSTRATORS CHANTING AND JUMPING IN THE AIR 1.06 13. SLV/PAN DEMONSTRATORS RUNNING DOWN STREET 1.13 14. SV RIGHT WING SUPPORTERS ENTERING MEETING HALL 1.16 15. MCU RIGHT WING SUPPORTER/SV RIGHT WING SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE MEETING HALL (2 SHOTS) 1.18 16. GV OF ANTI-FASCIST DEMONSTRATION 1.20 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA
- Duration: 00:01:20
- Story Text: Anti-fascist activists marched through Innsbruck on Saturday (October 22) to protest against a right-wing student meeting to be held later that day.
Around 3,500 placard-waving demonstrators gathered for the demonstration, their presence almost matched by 1,000 flak-jacketed riot police who cordoned off the city centre and conducted body-searches. Police helicopters circled overhead and two water-cannon trucks were on stand-by in case of clashes between the anti-fascists and the students.
A handful of the students, wearing traditional caps and lederhosen and displaying sabre scars on their faces, watched the march impassively from behind police barricades.
No violent incidents were reported during the march.
Police also set up riot barricades outside a congress hall where thousands of the right-wing students from Austria, Italy and Germany were due to gather in the evening.
A student fraternity called "Brixia", which encourages sabre-duelling among its members, had organised the meeting to discuss the future of the German-speaking South Tyrol region in Italy.
Tyrol was divided in the peace treaties following World War I, and is the subject for calls of reunification by fringe-right nationalists.
Innsbruck citizens were advised to stay at home on Saturday evening in case violence broke out.
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