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Poland: Katowice's far-right march against 'Islamic terror' after Berlin attack02:41

Poland: Katowice's far-right march against 'Islamic terror' after Berlin attack

Poland, Katowice
December 30, 2016 at 19:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

Far-right nationalists aligned to the extremist National Radical Camp (ONR) political party took to the streets of Katowice, Friday, to protest perceived “Islamic terror” in Europe, as well as government funding for the country’s Muslim League.

The demonstration comes in light of the death of Polish truck driver Lukasz Urban, who is believed to be the first victim of the Berlin Christmas market attack.

Marching under the banner of “Silesians against Islamic terror", Silesians referring to people from a historical region divided by the current national boundaries of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic, participants chanted and gave speeches. They went on to present a petition to Katowice's city council decrying alleged funding given to the local branch of Poland’s Muslim League from Katowice's city budget.

Protesters then reached the city’s Islamic Cultural Centre, where they left a note at the site declaring that the Muslim League was not welcome in Poland.

Police attended the demonstration for security reasons.

Poland: Katowice's far-right march against 'Islamic terror' after Berlin attack02:41
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Far-right nationalists aligned to the extremist National Radical Camp (ONR) political party took to the streets of Katowice, Friday, to protest perceived “Islamic terror” in Europe, as well as government funding for the country’s Muslim League.

The demonstration comes in light of the death of Polish truck driver Lukasz Urban, who is believed to be the first victim of the Berlin Christmas market attack.

Marching under the banner of “Silesians against Islamic terror", Silesians referring to people from a historical region divided by the current national boundaries of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic, participants chanted and gave speeches. They went on to present a petition to Katowice's city council decrying alleged funding given to the local branch of Poland’s Muslim League from Katowice's city budget.

Protesters then reached the city’s Islamic Cultural Centre, where they left a note at the site declaring that the Muslim League was not welcome in Poland.

Police attended the demonstration for security reasons.

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