Poland’s 100 years anniversary - Independence Day 2018 | Photos

by Ioan Pupila 2018-11-11 21:42:28

More than 200,000 people were taking part in a march in the capital, Warsaw, which was led by President Andrzej Duda, marking Polish Independence Day. Opposition parties boycotted the event.

On 11.11.2018, Poland's National Independence Day commemorates the restoration of the country's sovereignty from the Russian, German and Austro-Hungarian empires in 1918.

Polish citizens holding national flags celebrate Independence Day in capital city of Warsaw, 11.11.2018 | Photo: @mountainsongs/ IndieFrame

Extreme nationalists were among more than 200k people, but no incidents have been registered since offensive banners or chanting homophobic slogans were banned by police this year.

                                Polish citizens holding national flags celebrate Independence Day in capital city of Warsaw, 11.11.2018 | Photo: @mountainsongs/ IndieFrame


Last year (2017), the event hat 70K participants and was marked by Polish alt right supporters, who held nazi flags and shouted bigotry messages against immigrants and people with other religious beliefs than Catholic.

Nationalist marching in Warsaw in 2017 | Photo: @mountainsongs / IndieFrame


Anti-nationalist supporters in Poland hold European and national flags during a "March for Freedom" Warsaw, 12th May, 2018 | Photo: Ivan Mezhui/ IndieFrame

Cover photo: @mountainsongs | Small group of far right nationalists hold smoking torches in the capital Polish city on 11.11.2018