40K protest against lockdown, vaccine policy in Austria

People attend a demonstration against measures taken to curb the Covid-19 corona pandemic in Vienna, on December 4, 2021. - - Austria OUT (Photo by FLORIAN WIESER / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT (Photo by FLORIAN WIESER/APA/AFP via Getty Images)

People attend a demonstration against measures taken to curb the Covid-19 corona pandemic in Vienna, on December 4, 2021. (Photo by FLORIAN WIESER/APA/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:10 PM PT – Saturday, December 4, 2021

Thousands in Austria protest against the country’s lockdown and mandatory vaccine requirement.

On Saturday, more than 40,000 people gathered and marched in Vienna to protest against the government’s new laws. Austria is the first country in western Europe to impose another lockdown and will reportedly start imposing vaccine requirements beginning in February.

Many protesters said they were in attendance because they’re against forced vaccinations.

“I’m for human rights and the violation of human rights should be stopped,” said one protester.

More than 1,000 police officers were deployed at the protest, with no injuries being reported. The protest comes after the Austrian government extended the lockdown by 10 additional days on Tuesday.

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