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Far right leads Warsaw march of ‘patriots’ as Polish border crisis simmers

Thousands attend independence day rallies while troops block people trying to cross frontier from Belarus

Thousands have marched in Warsaw to mark Poland’s Independence Day, led by far-right groups calling for strong borders, while its troops blocked hundreds of new attempts by people to enter the country from…

  • Associated Press in Warsaw
  • The Guardian

Security forces patrolled the capital and other cities for the holiday rallies, which in recent years have seen some violent attacks by nationalist extremists.

This year’s march was overshadowed by events unfolding along Poland’s border with Belarus, where thousands of riot police and troops are turning back people, many from the…

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