This picture shows a Twitter message by an Austrian neonazi. The number 88 in his Twitter name stands for twice the eighth letter in the alphabet=HH=Heil Hitler. Its (bad) German says, translated:
I will shoot Van der Bellen, so that his body will have as many holes as a golf course, and he will fall down in the grass. That will mean one fucker less.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
The Austrian presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen is getting permanent police protection after a threat by the extreme right. On Twitter a man threatens to “shoot as many holes into him as in a golf course.” Van der Bellen is now permanently protected by three policemen.
The Ministry of the Interior takes the threat very seriously. The police has started an investigation and has asked Twitter to block the account. …
On December 4, Austrians will go for the second time this year to the polls to elect a president. In May, the leftist Van der Bellen
Van der Bellen should be called centrist rather than leftist. He used to be active on the right wing of the Green party, but is not a member anymore.
beat with a very small difference the candidate of the right-wing populist FPÖ party
Journalists should learn to limit the use of the label ‘populist’ to the late nineteenth century-early twentieth century left-wing United States farmers’ movement of that name. Today, it is a vague term of abuse; often, by journalists too cowardly to call neo-fascist parties like the NPD in Germany, National Front in France, Golden Dawn in Greece, or FPÖ in Austria, ‘neo-fascist’.
, Norbert Hofer. Also in the run-up to that polling day Van der Bellen was threatened regularly.
The result, a narrow victory for Van der Bellen, was declared invalid because of irregularities. Last month, the new election’s date was moved because the adhesive strips of the envelopes for the postal voters were not really adhesive.
Another neonazi threatened to murder Van der Bellen not with a gun, but with knives.