Austrian Soldier Attacked at Border By Migrant With Fence Post
Migrant horde attempts to push through Slovenia-Austria border crossing.
An Austrian soldier was attacked with a fence post by a migrant near the border with Slovenia this week.
The soldier suffered cuts to the face and had to be treated at a local hospital
A soldier has been attacked with a fence post by a migrant on the Austrian border, in yet another incident of migrant violence.
The soldier from the 23rd Battalion of Vorarlberg was attacked on Monday afternoon while patrolling the Austrian border with Slovenia. He suffered cuts to the face and had to be treated at a local hospital, according to the Kronen Zeitung.
Thousands of migrants have travelled across the border between the two countries in the hope of travelling on to Germany. Around 85,000 migrants have poured into Slovenia in the past couple of weeks after Hungary closed its border with Serbia and Croatia.
Austria is now considering building “technical barriers” along its border with Slovenia, with Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner saying a fence may be needed to maintain public order. Although she insisted there was no plan to build a fence “around Austria”, the Slovenian border is becoming increasingly difficult to manage.
This weekend, around 600 people marched in a protest calling for stronger controls along the frontier. Breitbart London reported that the protesters chanted slogans calling for the resignation of Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann and demanded the government start work on the fence immediately.