Around 10,000 protestors gathered on Sunday in Austria to protest the announcement of Austria’s new quarantine imposed on the unvaccinated only.
Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced that as of Monday morning, unvaccinated Austrians ages 12 and older would be forced to remain in their homes except for essential activities.
Thousands of protesters rallied against the announcement, which is seen as another effort to take away a person’s right to make their own medical decisions. Citizens from all backgrounds united to show their opposition to the Austrian government’s strict policies, leading to numerous arrests being made by Austrian authorities.
Chancellor Schallenberg prefaced the announcement of the new quarantine mandate, saying, “We are not taking this step lightly, but unfortunately it is necessary.”