Press TV, Vienna
Protesters in Vienna demand an immediate end to Austria's military cooperation with the Israeli regime.
The slogan of protesters gathered outside the American embassy in Vienna is "No to Austrian subordination to US/Israeli interests.”
They say the Austrian government’s decision to involve its intelligence forces in cyber maneuvers with Israel is meant to serve the interests of the US and Israel despite concerns it could lead to mass surveillance of the Austrian population.
Not much is known about the maneuvers, reportedly involving the Israeli military, the German Armed Forces, and units from Austria and Switzerland, during which cyber attacks would be simulated and countered.
Protesters also condemned the Austrian government for refusing to vote against Israel’s recent illegal annexation plans.
Pro-Palestinian groups in Austria, such as the Palestine Solidarity Platform, and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) have been facing increasing government restrictions amid allegations of promoting anti-Semitism, an accusation they say is being used to misrepresent their goal of opposing Israeli occupation and aggression.
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