Clashes at Poland’s Independence Day far-right march

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11/11/2020

Polish police used tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with far-right supporters Wednesday during an annual Independence Day march attended by thousands in Warsaw that went ahead despite a ban on public gatherings due to the pandemic.
Follow the latest on Election 2020. Many participants turned up in cars and on motorbikes to observe social distancing. But a few thousand others marched on foot, holding up downtown traffic for hours. Some threw firecrackers, stones and bottles at police in riot gear and into windows with LGBT rainbow flags or signs of anti-government sentiment. An apartment went on fire, but firefighters put it out. No one was hurt there.

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