A Polish court overturned a ban of the March of nationalists on the 100th anniversary of independence

© Depositphotos / jacek_kadajЦентр town in Warsaw, Poland. Archival photoA Polish court overturned a ban of the March of nationalists on the 100th anniversary of independence© Depositphotos / jacek_kadaj

. The district court in Warsaw overturned a ban on the March of nationalists on the day of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Poland.

Last year during the independence March organized by nationalists traditionally, some of the participants were carrying placards with racist slogans. It caused a scandal in Poland and condemnation in many other countries. This year, the mayor of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-waltz forbade a March of nationalists planned for November 11 the day of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Poland.

«Freedom of Assembly plays an important role in a democratic state… the right of Assembly protected by the Constitution, — said in justification of the decision of judge Michal Jakubowski.

The court emphasized that the authorities of Warsaw has not provided convincing evidence that during the March, may endanger the life and health of people.

In the court’s view, Nazi slogans sounded during last year like March, are not the basis for his ban this year. «Indeed, during the March, which took place a year ago, there were slogans, which probably a lot of poles do not agree, the recognized experts and journalists for the xenophobic and racist slogans, but, in our opinion, it cannot serve as the basis for prohibiting the March, in the year 2018», — said in justification of the decision of the judge.

After the announcement of the representative of the municipality of Warsaw has stated that it will appeal against the decision of the court of appeal. It the city authorities have 24 hours.

The situation is complicated by the fact that the President of Poland Andrzej Duda decided to organize the 100th anniversary of the independence alternative March is a March of nationalists. This March, the organization which instructed the Ministry of national defence, will have the nature of public celebrations. It will be held by the same route, which was planned to go to the nationalists, and on the basis that it will have the nature of public celebrations, no processions along this route to pass can’t.

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