VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's rightist FPO party has dismissed the spokesman of its Vienna branch for allegedly posting excerpts from a battle song of Hitler's elite Waffen-SS units on Facebook.
The party says Stefan Gotschacher has been terminated "with immediate effect" while the FPO investigates media reports that he posted such passages.
Privacy settings on Gotschacher's Facebook page restricted access. He did not immediately answer a Facebook query on whether the accusation was true.
The weekly Falter quotes Gotschacher as saying he did not know the origin of the passages. But an FPO statement Wednesday said such sentiments "have no place" in the party.
The FPO depicts itself as mainstream, European Union-skeptic and critical of immigration. Polls consistently show it with more than 20 percent support -- some from the extreme right.
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