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“But for blocks and blocks and blocks beyond the central towers of Warsaw, a much larger crowd swelled beneath a cloud of red smoke. Tens of thousands of people had come from across Poland and beyond, and reporters documented their signs: Clean Blood. Pray for an Islamic Holocaust. White Europe. The terrible rise of far right groups marching on Poland’s independence day.

+ “On the day of the march, one Polish woman reported that she had entered a church where men were wearing armbands marked with the political symbols of the far right. She unfurled a banner with a quote from Pope John Paul II, Poland’s great pope: Racism is a sin. She was unceremoniously thrown out.” Anne Applebaum: Why neo-fascists are making a shocking surge in Poland. (Reminder: Of course it can happen again.)

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