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Court cancels ban on nationalist march in Warsaw

That last year we had racist banners were to be seen and xenophobic slogans were chanted, is not sufficient for a ban.

A march that Sunday in Warsaw was planned by Polish nationalists and the extreme right-wing, in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of Polish independence, may yet continue. A judge last Thursday, the prohibition of the mayor lifted.

According to the court, there is insufficient legal basis for the mars ban. The fact that last year we had racist banners were to be seen and xenophobic slogans were chanted, is not sufficient for a ban, she said. The city council may be the decision of the court is, however, still contested.

Earlier this week, decided mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, to the mars, to prohibit. Last year proved to be more than 60,000 protesters, but there was criticism at home and abroad. ‘Warsaw has already enough to suffer under aggressive nationalism’, answered the mayor’s ban. They also pointed out that the safety can not be guaranteed.

Poland celebrates Sunday of the hundredth anniversary of its independence. For 1918, the country was divided between Prussia, Austria-Hungary and Russia.

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