Poland’s Independence Day celebrations turn violent again

Written by on November 12, 2013 in Europe - No comments

Poland’s Independence Day celebrations were disrupted by violent riots for the third year in a row as large groups of masked young people threw stones, firecrackers and set fire to cars during a march in downtown Warsaw by thousands of nationalist activists.

Some of them tried to climb the fence at the Russian Embassy after setting a guard’s booth ablaze.
Police responded with rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades, while detaining several rioters. Five police officers and some other people were taken to hospital with injuries.

For the full story, please visit The Warsaw Voice.
(Photo: Novitas)

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