By Matthew Roscoe • 12 November 2020 • 12:09
MORE than 300 arrested people have been arrested after far-right clashes spark violence in Warsaw, Poland.
Protestors clashed with police during marches through Warsaw in defiance of pandemic restrictions, which saw officers in riot gear use pepper spray to break up fighting during the Independence Day march on Wednesday, November 11.
The march saw people in the crowd throw bricks and flares at officers as violence flared in the city centre and towards the end of the march near the National Stadium, which has recently converted into a COVID-19 field hospital.
Organisers had said people would drive through the capital’s main roads this year, to get round a ban from city hall imposed to try and contain the pandemic, however, thousands of people marched on foot through central Warsaw in addition to those driving.
“There were a number of flares, dangerous objects thrown towards the policemen and posing a threat to the policemen. There were 35 policemen hurt,” a police spokesman said.
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