Leftist activists displayed an image of the Polish national emblem in LGBT colors on the façade of the Head Quater of the European Commission in Brussels. The Campaign Against Homophobia (Polish non-governmental organization) is responsible for the operation on September 22.
Apart from showing the Polish flag and emblem in LGBT colors, the activists also displayed slogans calling for action against the supposed “LGBT-free zones” in Poland.
Recently, leading global politicians including Ursula von der Leyen and Joe Biden have spread misinformation about such “zones”.
PiS MEPs were outraged by the incident of displaying the Polish national symbols in LGBT colors and promised action concerning the matter.
“We will be asking commissioners as to why they are spreading false information concerning Poland and why they are profaning the Polish national emblem,” MEP and former FM Witold Waszczykowski wrote on Twitter.
Będziemy pytać Komisarzy dlaczego powielają fałszywe informacje o Polsce i dlaczego poniewierają polskie godło @vonderleyen @JosepBorrellF @VeraJourova #stopfakenews pic.twitter.com/SPtwkE0oZi
— Witold Waszczykowski (@WaszczykowskiW) September 23, 2020
MEPs Jadwiga Wiśniewska and Jacek Saryusz-Wolski also joined Waszczykowski in condemning the profanation.
They released a joint statement in which they emphasized that according to the Polish constitution, the Polish national emblem is a white eagle with a crown on a red field. Both the emblem and the national colors are under legal protection. Therefore, changing these colors to a rainbow is a breach of the Polish constitution.