Protection Trial: Border signs declare Austria as an Unconstitutional State
human rights activists change Austrian border signs to protest the ongoing
animal protection trial
advantage of Austria being bordered by so many different countries, creative
human rights activists from various neighbouring countries set about making
changes to border signs to protest at Austria's misuse of laws to curb and
silence NGO work.
added the term 'constitutional state' to the Austrian signs with a symbolic
red line through it making it clear to media and people crossing the border
that this trial severely contravenes the Austrian constitution. Essentially,
the new signs mimicked end-of-town signs in Austria. Hence their message
to people driving into Austria was that by doing so they leave the area
of a constitutional state.