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Polish president condemns far-right scenes at Independence Day march

Andrzej Duda said there is ‘no place in Poland’ for the scenes of xenophobia and racism that marred the 60,000-strong national holiday march

The Polish president has condemned expressions of xenophobia and racism at a weekend march by nationalists, saying there is no place in the country for antisemitism and “sick nationalism.”

It was the strongest and first unequivocal condemnation by a representative of the country’s conservative leadership of the white supremacist and racist views expressed by some of the 60,000 people who took part in a march on Saturday’s Independence Day holiday in Warsaw.

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