Thousands of far-right nationalists marched through Warsaw today, marring the country’s Independence Day celebrations.

The march organised by far-right groups was one of a number of marches organised in the Polish capital, which was celebrating Poland’s rebirth as an independent nation 99 yeats ago after it was wiped off the map for 123 years.

President Andrzej Duda and European Union president Donald Tusk, himself a former Polish prime minister presided over a formal state ceremony earlier in the day.

Yet today’s Independence Day march was the largest in recent years, overshadowing other state and patriotic events.

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