A march by at least 40,000 fascists and their supporters dominated the streets of Warsaw on Poland’s Independence Day and grabbed the news headlines. The fascists’ march was bigger and broader than in previous years.
Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany.
Fascists and far right parties have seized on the fiasco of Poland’s local elections – in which results were delayed for a week after the poll last Sunday – to occupy the national electoral offices and demonstrate in cities across the country.
Thousands of fascist and ultra-nationalist thugs marched through the centre of Warsaw today, hijacking Poland’s annual Independence Day celebrations.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has announced that his European Parliament group is “back”, after signing up an MEP from Poland’s Congress of the New Right – whose leader is against votes for women and claims Hitler didn’t know about the Holocaust.
The Independence Day bank holiday on 11 November is an important day in the Polish calendar; it is celebrated with parades and marches across the country.