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 neighbouring Belarus in a tense political standoff.

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

Continue reading…