Nationalist groups to form political party?
PR dla Zagranicy
Two far-right groups that organised the controversial Polish Independence Day march in Warsaw on Friday are to form a new political party.
All-Polish Youth leader Robert Winnicki: photo - PAP/Adam Supernak.
The All Polish Youth (MW) and the National Radical Camp (ONR) were set to announce the news during Friday's event.
However, according to the paper, the declaration was postponed owing to the ensuing chaos, when anti-fascist and anarchist groups clashed with marchers, resulting in some 210 arrests, 92 of whom were foreigners.
According to Gazeta Wyborcza, the new formation will be called Ruch Narodowy (The National Movement), and it will be created in 2013 in preparation for the 2015 general election.
Both the All Polish Youth and the National Radical Camp are regarded as representing the far-right of the Polish political spectrum.
In its mission statement, MW declares that it is “at war” with the doctrines of “tolerance” and “liberalism.”
The National Radical Camp takes its name from a pre-war organisation that was noted for its anti-semitic campaigns. (nh/pg)