National holiday: Poland celebrates Independence Day
Society23:21 Nov. 11, 2016

Poland celebrates Independence Day

On November 11th, Poland celebrates its independence day. Independence was proclaimed in 1918 after 123 years of partitions by Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia.

Main celebrations are attended by the president and government bodies. They laid wreaths at the tomb of the unknown soldier. A military parade in historical costumes took place in the center of Warsaw. Today, twenty demonstrations, manifestations, and even protests are planned in Warsaw. 

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Opponents of the current regime come out with a slogan "Poland is not just for Poles" - to oppose traditional claims of right-wing organizations, who plan their own march. Police plan their routes so they do not intersect. Yet, usually, the protesters finish with some clashes - with each other or police.

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