The documentary “Independence” by Krzysztof Talczewski has conquered the hearts of Poles. Millions of people watched on Polsat and TVP what was mostly previously unseen historical footage of events from the birth of Poland’s Second Republic.
The 11th of November was an important, beautiful and good day for Poland, writes Michał Karnowski. The Sieci weekly journalist declares that Poland’s Independence Anniversary was a “knock out victory over evil people”.
Renowned American actor and director Mel Gibson played the lead role in an ad promoting the 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence. Poles all around the world expressed their delight with the video on social media.
More than 250,000 people took part in the Independence March in Warsaw. All around the world, Poles celebrated the 100-year anniversary of Polish independence. The celebrations took place without any major violent disruptions.
The Mayors of Warsaw and Wrocław have attempted to ban marches commemorating the centenary of Poland regaining its independence organized by patriotic and nationalist organizations – the decisions have now been overturned by the courts. Dorota Kania comments on the original bans on Niezależna.pl
Two senior ministers from the previous Civic Platform (PO) liberal government have mocked the statue of Lech Kaczyński being erected in Warsaw on Twitter. Even in death the late President is not spared from abuse by his former opponents, writes the portal wPolityce.pl.
Poland’s green beret unit has hung a 100 meter national red and white flag on the tower of Jasna Góra Monastery. The flag is a gift from Polish President Andrzej Duda on the occasion of Poland’s centenary of independence.
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