Around 50,000 Polish nationalists demonstrated today in the city center of Warsaw against the nonwhite invasion of Europe and the European Union—and in particular the latter’s demands that Poland “absorb” invaders who have flooded into Germany over the past few months.
The massive demonstration—the largest such event yet in Poland—comes only two weeks after the populist Law and Justice party, described by the controlled media as “right wing”—convincingly won elections in that country, forcing out the previous administration which had not taken a firm enough line against the invasion of Europe.
The nationalist rally, which attached itself to the official Independence Day commemorations in Poland, was addressed by Ruch Narodowy (the National Movement); Member of Parliament Tomasz Rzymkowski; the head of the All-Polish Youth, Adam Andruszkiewicz; and a guest speaker from the Hungarian Jobbik party.
The parade was attended by Jobbik’s Farkas Gergely and Kepli Lajos, the parliamentary representative of Jobbik’s Youth Division. A speech was delivered by László Toroczkai, Jobbik mayor of the city of Ásotthalom.
In his speech, Rzymkowski said the Polish parliament’s first major test would be the issue of “illegal economic migrants from Islamic countries. We do not want them here,” he said to rousing cheers.
Andruszkiewicz devoted his speech to an attack on the structure of the European Union, saying that their “mission was to rescue the Republic from the hands of the people who brought about the fact that we have to say goodbye to our people who have gone to London to wash dishes . . . We are here to stop these criminals who have created that system, and return our country to rule by Polish patriots.”
The large crowd repeatedly chanted “Poland for the Polish” and “Yesterday Moscow, today Brussels, taking our freedom away.” Other slogans reported by the Polish media included “Let us hurry and finish off the communists …” and “Stop Islamisation.”
Some participants burned an EU flag, while thousands of others carried the red-and-white flag of Poland, making an astonishing sight of a sea of flags moving over the heads of the crowd.
This march was, in strong contrast to far-leftist street demonstrations, completely peaceful and ended without incident.
The only violation of the law, the police reported, was that many in the crowd let off red handheld flares, which are illegal in public places. The police however, declined to intervene in view of the peaceful nature of the march.
Update: Please be aware that there were two distinct parts to the celebrations on 11 November: the official celebration, state-organized, National Independence Day. This included parades, commemorations and more.
The second part is the demonstration referred to in this article.
Some sources have claimed that more than 100,000 people attended the celebrations. This is certainly possible–for all the events.
It would however, be incorrect to claim that everyone who attended the National Independence Day belonged to the “nationalist” group.
We have therefore relied on our correspondent’s estimates of how many attended, as the figures are backed up by the photographs.