• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Riot police hit with firecrackers

warsaw: Riot police used truncheons to try to break up a crowd of right-wing extremists who were pelting them with firecrackers and concrete.

The violence broke out yesterday at the start of a parade to celebrate Poland's national holiday, which has proved a catalyst for clashes. The right-wing protesters were preparing to start their march in the centre of Warsaw when some threw projectiles at police in riot gear who had cordoned off the area. Police were seen beating protesters with truncheons.

Contextual targeting label: 
Local government

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

125118