News from Poland: Polish Interior Minister pins the blame for Nice attack on "political correctness and multiculturalism"

16:40 Jul. 15, 2016

Polish Interior Minister pins the blame for Nice attack on "political correctness and multiculturalism"

View of the famed Promenade des Anglais, scene of the truck attack, in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016 (AP photo)

Poland's security services convene an anti-terror meeting after the tragic events in the southern French city

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Poland Mariusz Blaszczak blamed the political correctness and multiculturalism of Western Europe for what happened in Nice.

"What conclusion has been drawn after the previous terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels? The marches were organised, the colourful flowers were drawn on the pavements. For me, those colours of the rainbow is a very clear reference to the LGBT community. The EU High Representative Mogherini cried after the attacks... Is that a proper reaction?" Blaszczak was quoted as saying by the Polish media.

The Interior Minister was speaking at an extraordinary meeting of Poland's security and law enforcement agencies.

Błaszczak added that security services "do not report that there is a threat in Poland."

Read also 'Assault on people celebrating liberty, equality and fraternity': World leaders condemn Nice attack

On July 4 Poland reinstated temporary controls on its borders with other EU member states.

Watch also Poland suspends small border traffic with Ukraine

Security measures were also stepped up as county prepares to host the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Days in Krakow, which will be attended by Pope Francis.

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