The right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) will hold a protest at the site of a planned Islamic high school in Simmering, Vienna on Thursday evening.

Muslim organisations have said they are afraid it will turn into a parade of right-wing groups, but left-wing groups have said they will hold a counter demonstration.

Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger said a total of around 400 people are expected to attend the protest, which he confirmed would go ahead despite talks on Wednesday with the FPÖ in an effort to call it off.

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