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The district court in Warsaw overturned a previously enacted ban on the March of the nationalists in the independence day of Poland on November 11. This was reported by Polish Newsweek.
Judge Michal Jakubowski, justifying the decision, said that the authorities of the Polish capital, bringing the ban, has not provided convincing enough evidence of possible threat to the life and health of people during the March. “Freedom of Assembly plays an important role in a democratic state of law (…) the right of Assembly protected by the Constitution,” he said. City officials plan to appeal the decision — they may have 24 hours.
On 7 November the mayor of Warsaw Hanna, Gronkiewicz-waltz forbade the traditional March of the nationalists, which was scheduled to be held on the day of the centenary of the independence of the country. The reason for the ban was xenophobic and anti-Semitic banners from some of its members last year.
Gronkiewicz-waltz felt that Poland suffered enough from aggressive nationalism during the Second world war, and because “the centenary of the independence of Poland should not look like that.” She stressed that those who went with the illegal extremist slogans in the past year, did not suffer any punishment for it.
After the mayor banned the March of nationalists, President of Poland Andrzej Duda started the alternative organization of a March in honor of the holiday. The organization of the March by the Ministry of national defence. It will take place on the same route that the planned nationalist March, and will have the nature of public celebrations. For this reason, no other events on this route are possible. “Everyone is invited, come only with red-white flags,” — said the head of state.
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