Polish nationalists are rallying in Warsaw on Wednesday to protest the country's membership in the European Union and call for independence from the bloc, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene.
The rally, dubbed "Sovereignty March," marks the 15-year anniversary of Poland joining the European Union.
The demonstration was organized by several nationalist Polish groups, such as the All-Polish Youth and the Confederation nationalist political alliance.
On the 15th anniversary of joining the EU, Poland has a message for Brussels. Anti-EU protest in Warsaw right now. #Warsaw #Warszawa #Poland #brexit #MarszNarodowców pic.twitter.com/D0TtHJPq24— BeautifulWarsaw🇵🇱 (@BeautifulWarsaw) May 1, 2019
The protesters gathered in the capital's historic center and intend to march toward the European Commission representation office.
Anti-EU protest in Warsaw right now. #Warsaw #Warszawa #Poland pic.twitter.com/lE8YWvHhl5— BeautifulWarsaw🇵🇱 (@BeautifulWarsaw) May 1, 2019
This comes after Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski banned the nationalist march last week. However, on Tuesday, a Warsaw district court overruled the ban. At the same time, Trzaskowski said that Warsaw police reserved the right to stop the march if the protesters chanted any fascist slogans or used fascist symbols during the rally.
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