The non-executive FPÖ city councilor Ursula Stenzel not only resigned from her resignation as FPÖ candidate for the Vienna election today, she also withdrew her regret about participating in a rally by the identity movement in September 2019. “I don’t regret it. I would do this commemoration again,” she said in the “ZiB Night” on Friday.
She was invited to the rally by the Association of Academics and not by the Identitarians. Stenzel is of the opinion that not all identitarians are right-wing extremists: “I think right-wing extremism is wrong. I admit identitarians that they are identitarians, but not necessarily right-wing extremists. Right-wing extremism is a little different.”
A year ago, the politician regretted her appearance and apologized for it. She did not know that representatives of the Identitarian Movement were also present at the event. “If I had known about it, I would of course not have attended this event,” said Stenzel at the time. (apa)