Police clash with neo-Nazis and homophobic thugs as thousands swamp the streets for banned far right march
Police clashed with protesters at the annual far right, anti-LGBT+ Independence March in Warsaw after organisers went ahead despite a pandemic-mandated ban.
According to Al Jazeera, on Wednesday (11 November) thousands joined the banned march, carrying red flares, Polish flags and racist or Nazi symbols, and chanting: “God, honour and homeland!”
Violence broke out as police fired rubber bullets and the thousands of protesters, many maskless, hurled firecrackers and rocks. Some protesters even threw firecrackers into apartment windows that displayed LGBT+ Pride flags.
Warsaw police wrote on Twitter that “several officers were injured” after they were attacked by “groups of hooligans”, and added: “Officers had to act decisively in order to clear a passage for ambulances and vehicles carrying respirators that were being blocked by hooligans.”
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