Saturday, February 02, 2013 7:19 am
Thousands march against rightist ball in Austria
The Associated Press
About 3,000 demonstrators gathered to oppose the ball being hosted at the Hofburg palace by the right-wing FPO party, which promotes xenophobia and has some neo-Nazi supporters.
Some tried to break through police barricades and a few threw paint bombs and tear gas canisters. They dispersed early Saturday.
The demonstrators said the guests include neo-Nazis and other rightist extremists from Austria and abroad.
Two demonstrators and two police officers were reported slightly hurt.