Home Secretary says this year’s Independence March will be safe – The First News

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Everything will be done to ensure that this year’s independence march takes place safely on Friday, a deputy interior minister said.

In previous years, the march, which takes place on November 11, Poland’s independence day, has been marred by violence and the presence of far-right protesters.

Speaking to Radio Plus on Tuesday for Radio Plus, Maciej Wasik said the march would continue despite the war in Ukraine, and added that the security services were aware of “methods that Vladimir Putin can use”.

“Indeed, the situation is extraordinary because there is a war going on,” he said. “We are aware of the methods that Vladimir Putin can use, but we are preparing the security services and the whole country for this situation.” . I’m confident the walk will be safe, and we’ll do everything we can to make it safe.”

When asked if the risks this year were greater than on marches in the past, he replied that safety can only be ensured by preparing for the worst-case scenarios.

Participants in this year’s independence march, which will start from the Dmowski Roman roundabout in Warsaw, will march under the slogan “One strong nation – One great Poland”.

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