March 27, 2019 / 8:43 AM / 2 months ago

Austria's Kurz confirms link between Christchurch attacker and Identitarian Movement

FILE PHOTO: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday confirmed that there was a financial link between the man who killed 50 people in mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand and the far-right Identitarian Movement in Austria.

Kurz said Austria was looking into dissolving the Identitarian Movement, which says it wants to preserve Europe’s identity.

Reporting by Alexandra Schwarz-Goerlich; Writing by Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Michelle Martin

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