20,000 march in Austria after migrant truck tragedy

Protesters gather to demonstrate against ill-treatment of migrants after the bodies of 71 refugees were found in an abandoned truck last week, in Vienna on August 31, 2015Around 20,000 people took to the streets of Vienna on Monday to demonstrate against ill-treatment of migrants, police said, after the bodies of 71 refugees were found in an abandoned truck last week. Holding up large banners reading “Refugees welcome” and “I don’t want Europe to be a mass grave”, demonstrators of all ages rallied at the city’s Westbahnhof train station before heading down a major shopping thoroughfare. Among those marching were parents carrying children on their shoulders, while police officers watched from the sidelines with their helmets under their arms.

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