Polish Cops Clash With Far-Right Protesters

132 arrested after Warsaw violence

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 12, 2012 2:48 AM CST

(Newser) – More than 100 people were arrested in Warsaw yesterday after Poland's Independence Day celebrations turned ugly for the second year in a row. Right-wing extremists holding a parade to rival those of left-wingers and government supporters hurled firecrackers and chunks of concrete at police in the Polish capital, Reuters reports. Police fired rubber bullets in response. At a rally before the march, extremists chanted nationalist slogans and spoke of alleged Jewish conspiracies.

Right wing demonstrators walk with flares during the March of Independence to mark Poland's Independence Day in Warsaw yesterday.
Right wing demonstrators walk with flares during the March of Independence to mark Poland's Independence Day in Warsaw yesterday.   (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Police try to secure the area during clashes at the March of Independence in Warsaw yesterday.
Police try to secure the area during clashes at the March of Independence in Warsaw yesterday.   (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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