Austrian riot police clash with protesters fighting new border controls

Austrian police Pepper spray idiot leftsist

Austrian riot police used batons and pepper spray as they clashed with protesters fighting controversial new controls at the country’s border with Italy today.

Scuffles broke out when several hundred demonstrators tried to breach police barriers at the Brenner Pass where Austria has said it will toughen controls in response to unprecedented migrant flows into Europe.

The violent scenes broke out as it emerged Austria’s anti-immigration far-right has triumphed in the first round of a presidential election, with candidates from the two governing parties failing to even make it into a runoff in May.

Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party won 36.7 of the vote, followed by Alexander van der Bellen backed by the Greens on 19.7 percent and independent candidate Irmgard Griss on 18.8 percent, projections showed.

  • Ron MacDonald

    The mafia has had it with the migrants, it is now killing them.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    1968 all over again.
    This time the police shouldn’t just use tear gas or rubber bullets.
    They should use lead bullets.

  • pdxnag

    Where can we drop off all the open-border no-citizenship militants when we eject them?

  • jack burns

    When psychopathy becomes the norm will it still be considered deviant?