After a statute of a Polish hero who fought against communists was vandalized with red paint, the deputy mayor of Wrocław went on the attack against citizens expressing concern over the incident.
Deputy Mayor Sebastian Lorenc, a member of the opposition party Civic Platform (PO), supported the attack against the statute of Zygmunt Szendzielarz, claiming on Twitter that the red paint was the “symbolic blood of victims” and called Szendzielarz a “bandit”.
Szendzielarz was a prominent fighter against the Soviets and heralded as a hero by many Poles for his anti-communist actions.
The vandalism incident actually took place in April 2018 in Kraków. Only recently did one of Wrocław’s citizens notice the offending tweet and responded that it was “incredible” and “unbelievable” that the deputy mayor of “his city” could write such a thing.
Lorenc then replied, saying, “Luckily, it’s not your city, which was proven by the last elections.”