The “cosmopolitan” citizens of Salzburg in Austria have opened their hearts and the city gates to the wave of migrants now inundating Europe. The photo below was taken this past week in Salzburg by an Austrian reader, who notes: “This call to — what, exactly? — was found in front of the main theater in Salzburg city. I wonder how many tourists and festival visitors will flock to Mozart’s city once the “refugees” have settled in…”
The translated text of the sign:
For a cosmopolitan Salzburg
Refugees are welcome here
Joint statement by all persons engaged in the cultural sector in Salzburg
We are calling for a tolerant cooperation of and by cultures with freedom of speech as its highest pillar.
We want to live in a society based on freedom, tolerance, and solidarity and one that does not shut its eyes before the plight of asylum seekers.
We support a well-fortified democracy and a cosmopolitan Salzburg, one that not only welcomes tourists from all over the world, but also those in need of our help.
Salzburg Cultural City Initiative / Cultural Coordination Organization / Salzburg State Theater / Historic Civic Coordination Organization