Roman Möseneder shares a picture on Instagram of right-wing extremists who stormed the pastoral office in Linz. ÖVP, Greens and Neos are demanding consequences. FPÖ leader Marlene Svazek sees no reason for this.
The pastoral office in Linz was stormed by right-wing extremists on Thursday. With the action they protested against the planned erection of a memorial for people who died while fleeing, supported by Bishop Manfred Scheuer. Upper Austria’s governor Thomas Stelzer (ÖVP) condemned the action on Friday as a “disgusting and shocking incident”.
The matter also preoccupied the Salzburg state politics on Friday after Roman Möseneder, state director in the Ring Freedom Youth (RFJ), shared a picture of the hooded activists on Instagram. ÖVP, Greens and Neos reacted indignantly and demanded consequences. “A border has been crossed here, Salzburg does not tolerate any right-wing extremist or anti-clerical activities,” said ÖVP education spokeswoman Martina Jöbstl. She demanded from FPÖ leader Marlene Svazek “to clarify once and for all whether she tolerates such behavior in her party or not”.
“That doesn’t work at all. It’s something from the otherworldly,” said Green youth spokesman Simon Heilig-Hofbauer. In the end, provocations and derailments would have accumulated. Now Möseneder “must be recalled immediately from the state youth council”, in which he sits as a representative of the RFJ. Regional Councilor Andrea Klambauer (Neos) said that she had instructed the responsible head of department to examine an exclusion. “In my opinion, limits have been exceeded.” You do not think it is suitable if Möseneder continues to contribute to the advisory board.
FPÖ leader Svazek said she had “not noticed anything” from the cause. She ends a conversation with Möseneder, but prefers to get behind the youth functionary. “It must be allowed to share things that the ÖVP does not like,” said Svazek. Moseneder himself did not want to “say anything about it”.