Blanka, 27, moved to Vienna from a border town a few years ago and is currently in Graz, but at the time of the attack several of his friends were in the Austrian capital.
One of his girlfriends was near the attack that night, luckily he was late, so he didn’t land at Schwedenplatz, where the shooting took place. However, he saw from afar that one of the terrorists was running down the street while firing a series of machine guns at one of the trams.
He also learned about the events from the social media and the Austrian and Hungarian press. According to him, although the press did not yet see a connection between the terrorist attacks in France and the events in Vienna at first glance, Austrian Internet users immediately connected them.
Andras is studying in Vienna as a university student, he believes the attack was not religious, the Islamists were not targeting the nearby synagogue, the attack was more against lots and lots of people in bars and restaurants who wanted to have fun one last time due to curfew restrictions. .
András lives in the 11th district, away from the shooting site, where everything seems calm. However, streets and shops in the city center have also been closed, but he finds life going on in other parts of the city, and public transport has resumed in the morning.
According to him, the Austrians passed the test of humanity, after the attack there were plenty of offers for those who got stuck inside the city center due to the closures and stops of public transport, they were offered accommodation by nearby residents.
In his environment, he did not find that people were directly connected to what happened by immigration.
Kata was just having tea at home with a girlfriend when the incident happened, she is also a college student, currently living in the 13th district, near Schönbrunn, living in Austria for five years. The sound of the helicopter was noticed, and then Hungarian and Austrian acquaintances called in turn to see if it was okay. They immediately turned on the television and started reading the news on social media.
Kata would have set out to have fun downtown on Monday night, but eventually stayed home because she fell ill.
(Cover image: Police at the scene of the attack on November 3, 2020. Photo: Alex Halada / AFP)