Austria: Afghan migrant arrested for arson attack against Freedom Party (FPÖ)

Posted on August 22, 2019 6:54 am

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A migrant from Afghanistan has been arrested on suspicion of an attempted arson attack against an office of the populist Freedom Party (FPÖ).

According to Austria’s Kronen Zeitung, the attack which occurred in St. Pölten saw four masked men hurl rocks and Molotov cocktails at the FPÖ party headquarters for Lower Austria in a blatant attempt to burn it to the ground.

During the attack, one man holding a Molotov cocktail caused another attack to catch fire after he accidentally bumped into him. The whole ordeal was captured on CCTV.

The burn which resulted from the assailant catching fire helped