Violence breaks out at far-right Vienna ball

Protest against the guests of the annual 'Academics' Ball' turns into a violent street battle.

    Violence has broken out in Austria's capital outside a ball organised by a right-wing political party, leading to several arrests and injuries. 

    Thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the presence of the guests at the so-called Academics' Ball in their city on Saturday, but the protest turned into running street battles in Vienna.

    Police officers were injured, and several people were arrested.

    Al Jazeera's Emma Hayward reports.



    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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