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Poland: Naked protesters who killed sheep at Auschwitz gate go on trial02:26

Poland: Naked protesters who killed sheep at Auschwitz gate go on trial

Poland, Auschwitz
October 18, 2017 at 01:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

Twelve people who slaughtered a sheep, stripped naked and chained themselves together outside the gates of the Auschwitz death camp, have gone on trial in Poland.

The seven men and four women from Poland, Belarus and Germany are also alleged to have unfurled a banner with the message “Love” over the infamous gate which normally bears the words “Arbeit Macht Frei,” or “Work Makes You Free.

The incident, which resulted in the site being temporarily closed, happened in March 2017.

They face up to two years in jail for desecrating a symbolic location commemorating historical events and the unlawful killing of an animal.

Poland: Naked protesters who killed sheep at Auschwitz gate go on trial02:26
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Twelve people who slaughtered a sheep, stripped naked and chained themselves together outside the gates of the Auschwitz death camp, have gone on trial in Poland.

The seven men and four women from Poland, Belarus and Germany are also alleged to have unfurled a banner with the message “Love” over the infamous gate which normally bears the words “Arbeit Macht Frei,” or “Work Makes You Free.

The incident, which resulted in the site being temporarily closed, happened in March 2017.

They face up to two years in jail for desecrating a symbolic location commemorating historical events and the unlawful killing of an animal.

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