Vienna police charge 3 men for waving Israeli flag at rally

BERLIN – The Vienna police are pursuing criminal charges against three pro-Israel activists for waving an Israeli flag in protest of antisemitic slogans at a demonstration against Jerusalem having been recognized by the US as the capital of the Jewish state.

The police are seeking a €100 fine or two days in jail for the display of Israel-support at the December 8 anti-Israel rally near the US Embassy in Austria’s capital.

h/t MP

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    Da fuq?

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      We are in a post-reality-world where only Nazis wave the Israeli flag.

    • But why?

      The flag is so pristine.

    • Clausewitz

      With the Barbarians at and in the gates of Vienna, this time we turn our backs on them, not worth the effort to save them.

  • simus1

    Old joke:
    “What is the difference between the Austrians and the Germans?”
    “One difference is that the Germans ‘were’ nazis.”

    • Hard Little Machine

      I went to Austria in the 1980’s. Every Nazi lived in some other town. No one knew any of them personally but they were sure it was some people over in the next burg.

  • Waffle

    What’s that saying? The more things change . . .

  • WalterBannon

    still nazis

  • dapto

    The EU is a Nazi group of countries.

  • Lightstream

    Geez, living over there must be like living in North Korea.