Neonazis march in Warsaw, Poland


This video says about itself:

11 November 2017

Fascists and other far-right extremists have gathered in Warsaw to mark the 99th anniversary of Polish independence.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Fascists dominate Poland’s independence day march

Sunday 12th November 29017

60,000 march through Warsaw with banners calling for refugees to “F*** off” and for a “Holocaust” of Muslims

SIXTY THOUSAND far-right activists marched through Warsaw at the weekend to mark Poland’s independence day, November 11.

Under the slogan “We want God,” a line from a traditional nationalist song quoted by US President Donald Trump on a visit to Poland earlier this year, marchers carried banners calling for refugees to “F*** off” and for a “Holocaust” of Muslims.

Other slogans included “Not red, not rainbow, but national Poland,” a double rejection of the country’s socialist past and of gay liberation, which Polish nationalists associate with the West. Marchers chanted for “clean blood” and a “Europe for the white people”.

They were joined by fascists from across Europe, including Tommy Robinson, the former English Defence League boss. Anti-fascist campaign Hope Not Hate director Nick Lowles said Poland’s annual independence day march was increasingly a magnet for white supremacists in Europe.

On Saturday, November 11, at least 60,000 fascist demonstrators from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia gathered in Warsaw, the Polish capital, on Poland’s “Independence Day” to stage what has been described as the biggest far-right demonstration since the fall of Nazism. Some estimates suggested as many as 100,000 participants: here.

On Sunday, officials of the Law and Justice (PiS) government made a point of marching alongside neo-fascist forces to celebrate Poland’s 100th Independence Day. The “March of Independence” in Warsaw attracted some 250,000 people, according to the Polish police. This would make it the largest single march in the history of Warsaw, a city of 2 million people. Smaller demonstrations took place throughout the country: here.

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On Sunday, the mayor of Gdańsk and well-known opposition politician Paweł Adamowicz was stabbed multiple times on the stage of Poland’s largest charity event. He succumbed to his wounds in a hospital on Monday. The assassination, political responsibility for which lies squarely with the ruling right-wing Law and Justice Party (PiS), has sent shockwaves throughout Poland and has deepened the political crisis in the country. … Like most leading bourgeois politicians in contemporary Poland, Adamowicz began his political activities in the Solidarity movement of the 1980s, and was a leader of the student strikes in Gdańsk in 1988/1989. A conservative-leaning politician for most of his life, and member of the liberal PO party until 2015, Adamowicz in recent years became one of the most outspoken critics of the anti-refugee and anti-Semitic sentiments fostered by the PiS government. He participated in an LGBT parade in Gdańsk in 2018 and condemned anti-Semitic attacks on a local synagogue: here.

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30 thoughts on “Neonazis march in Warsaw, Poland

  1. Tuesday 14th November 2017

    POLAND’S Foreign Ministry paid lip service to condemning racist, anti-semitic and xenophobic ideas yesterday, while portraying the weekend’s large nationalist march in Warsaw as an expression of patriotic feeling.

    The ministry called the march on the Independence Day holiday “a great celebration of Poles, differing in their views but united around the common values of freedom and loyalty to an independent homeland.”

    The event was organised by groups tracing their roots to pre-war clerical fascist and anti-semitic groups.

    Police detained 45 counter-protesters who blocked the 60,000-strong march’s path, but didn’t act against those chanting anti-semitic slogans or carrying Islamophobic posters.

    A group of civic rights activists protested yesterday over authorities’ failure to respond properly to the conduct of the far-right.

    They chanted: “Warsaw free from fascism” outside the city hall, holding a banner reading: “Poland, wake up. Fascism is coming.” They proceeded to a police station to protest there.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-2f57-Unconvincing-condemnation-of-racism#.WgqjLjuDMdU

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