Thousands of left-wing protesters rally against far-right Ball

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About 5,000 left-wing protesters held a rally against the annual Academics' Ball in Vienna, and gathered near the Imperial Palace where the event took place. The annual ball is held by the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPOe), which stands against immigration. The crowds chanted slogans and held up placards and banners that read “Refugees welcome!” “FPO, get out!” “Refugees should stay!”