Thursday, 15 Nov 2018
World

Polish leaders will march with the nationalists on the day of independence

WARSAW, Poland – The Polish government and the organizers of an annual march of nationalists have pledged to organize a joint march on Poland's Independence Day Sunday.

The announcement on Friday night means that President Andrzej Duda and other state officials will march in the capital with organizations whose annual march includes racist banners and symbols of white supremacy.

The agreement was announced by government officials and by the main organizer of the march, Robert Bakiewicz. He is one of the leaders of the radical national camp, which draws its roots from an anti-Semitic movement of the 1930s.

This development comes after chaotic days of preparations for the centennial of Poland's rebirth as a state at the end of the First World War. At one point, it seemed like there might be two separate steps.

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