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Polish Nationalist Youth March Draws Thousands

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched across downtown Warsaw on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in an independence-day procession organized by National Radical Camp, a nationalist youth movement. PHOTO: via Twitter

12 November 2017

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (VIA RED ICE) — Tens of thousands of Poles marched across downtown Warsaw on Saturday, in an independence-day procession organized by a nationalist youth movement.

The largely young crowd shot off roman candles and many chanted “fatherland,” carrying banners that read “White Europe,” “Europe Will Be White” and “Clean Blood.” Some of the marchers flew in from Hungary, Slovakia and Spain.

A number of people in the crowd said they didn’t belong to any neo-fascist or racist organization but didn’t see a problem with the overall tone of what has become Poland’s biggest independence day event.

“There are of course nationalists and fascists at this march,” said Mateusz, a 27-year-old wrapped in a Polish flag, “I’m fine with it. I’m just happy to be here.” […]

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