• Warsaw court overturns mayor’s ban of far-right Independence March
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/the-latest-warsaw-court-nixes-citys-far-right-march-ban/2018/11/08/9cfdde30-e392-11e8-ba30-a7ded04d8fac_story.html?utm_term=.aa17706d9ac5 The district court in Warsaw has overturned a ban on a march organized by nationalist groups, arguing that freedom of assembly is protected by the constitution. Poland’s prime minister says authorities will do everything in their power to crack down on any expressions of extremism at a weekend march marking the centennial of Poland’s independence. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s vow comes a day after the government took over the organization of an annual Independence Day march that in past years saw radical nationalists brandishing racist banners and slogans. Until Wednesday, the event was supposed to be organized by nationalist organizations. He says “we want the march to be peaceful and not provoke tensions.”
So the goverment-organised march goes on the same path as the nationalist one and starts only an hour later. This will almost certainly pretty much end up with the President and Prime Minister joining the nationalist march even though they said they won't. What a joke.
Okay, so the current situation is a s follows, the mayor (not sure why they are calling her a mayor if she's a president of the city, but whatever, Ill go with it) is appealing this court decision so it might be made valid again. In the meantime, the government is making their own independence march, and will block the streets with military and equipment so that the nationalists can't walk through the same streets. In other words, business as usual in poland.
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