Austrian police charge 8 people on suspicion of neo-Nazi crimes after Vienna anti-Islam demo

March 10, 2015 5:24 PM

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VIENNA – Austrian police have charged eight participants in the country's first protest against perceived "Islamization" with yelling "Heil Hitler!" and other actions that contravene Austria's anti-Nazi laws.

Beyond shouting slogans, police spokesman Roman Hahslinger said Tuesday that some suspects flashed the Hitler salute or other gestures associated with the Nazis during last month's demonstration, which was modeled after Germany's PEGIDA movement.

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