Austrians can swear at politicians, court rules

Austrians have the right to swear at their politicians and make insulting gestures at them, a court has ruled.

The unusual ruling comes after Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of the far-Right Freedom Party (FPÖ), sued a group of left-wing activists over a video in which they attacked him over his policies.

The recording, which has been widely shared on social media, features activists saying “F*** Strache” and extending their middle fingers to the camera.