Schwarzenegger Shunned In Austria Following Execution

California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's refusal to grant former gang leader STANLEY 'TOOKIE' WILLIAMS clemency has sparked outrage in his native Austria.

On Monday (12DEC05), Schwarzenegger refused to overturn the Crips gang founder's death sentence, and he was executed in the early hours of yesterday morning (13DEC05).

And his refusal to spare the life of Williams - who was convicted of killing four people - has sparked harsh criticism from people across Austria.

Leaders of the country's opposition Green Party are calling for the TERMINATOR star to be stripped of his Austrian citizenship - a demand rejected by Chancellor WOLFGANG SCHUESSEL as "absurd" despite his government's opposition to the death penalty.

And in Graz, Schwarzenegger's hometown, local Greens are planning to file a petition to remove Schwarzenegger's name from the city's Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium.

A Christian political group suggests it be renamed to honour Williams.


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