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Following allegations of racism over an asylum seeker Panzer tank carnival float in Germany, police in Austria are now investigating a similar accusation over a Shariah police carnival float.

The purple-coloured vehicle was one of 30 floats in the carnival procession in the Lower Austrian municipality of Maissau and was covered with slogans described as racist.

These included a sign saying 'Shariah Police' as well as a spoof 'Red Bull Gives You Wings' slogan - which had been adapted to 'Islam Gives You Wings'. The number plate had 'Asylum 88' on it - the number 88 is often used as a code by neo-Nazis for 'Heil Hitler'.


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