On November 11, 1918, Poland gained their independence from Germany, Austria, and Russia. They have since recognized the holiday with celebrations and marches.
Since 2009, the marches have changed from a holiday celebration to a protest, sometimes resulting in violence. Recently, around 60,000 people have attended.
GO HOME REFUGEES
For example, in 2014, an extremely violent march took place in Warsaw. Nationalists separated from the larger group and began throwing dangerous objects at police and bystanders.
The groups leading the violence promote xenophobia and intolerance for others.
National Radical Camp
These ideas of nationalism were formulated partially from the refugee numbers increasing. Many ideals of nationalists in Poland consist of an all-white, Catholic Polish population. However, for refugees, this has a negative effect.
Currently, people's prejudiced views remain and their nationalistic ideas could cause further problems for the E.U. or Poland as a country.