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Large-scale Independence March kicks off in Poland
20:52, 11 November 2017
Large-scale Independence March kicks off in Poland

It is reported that tens of thousands of people take part in the march

20:52, 11 November 2017

On Saturday, November 11, the annual Independence March kicked off in Warsaw. This year the march is held under the slogan "We want God," Ukrinform reports.

"At the beginning of the march the leaders of various associations proclaim slogans against liberalism and the secular foundations of the state and emphasize the need to return to the Catholic foundation of the state," the report said.

It is reported that tens of thousands of people with nationalistic views take part in the march. It is noted that nationalists from Hungary and Slovakia joined the nationalists of Poland.

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Witnesses noted that police helicopters fly over the participants of the march. People  have  firecrackers, the place of the beginning of the march is shrouded in smoke.

March of Independence takes place in Poland every year on the occasion of Independence Day. It is noted that in previous years, during the Independence March, there have been different provocations, in particular, the clashes of marchers with police and opponents of the demonstration. Last year, the Ukrainian flag was burned during this event.

On the morning of November 11, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman congratulated Poles on the Independence Day of their country.

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