13 Nov 2017

Nationalist march in Poland 'unnerving' for journalists

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 13 November 2017

Widening support for a march by Polish nationalists to celebrate independence day is raising concerns in the eastern European country where the Government appears unwilling to criticise and increasingly racist undertone to the event. An estimated crowd of 60,000 chanted religious slogans such as "God, honour, country" but some called out racist chants including "Pure Poland, white Poland". The BBC's Warsaw correspondent Adam Easton told me earlier a worrying feature of the march was the wide spectrum of Poles in attendance.