Tens of thousands of right-wing extremists are expected to march through the streets of Warsaw this month — on the same day the United Nations climate conference starts.
The clash of events is prompting concern for the safety of delegates at the conference.
Right-wing groups are a “clear threat to minorities,” said Michael Dorsey, a delegate with the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.
WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s Foreign Ministry urgently summoned U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday to “protest and demand an apology,” saying the head of the FBI suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.
FBI director James Comey made the remarks in an article about the need to educate about the Holocaust that was published by The Washington Post on Thursday. It was adapted from a speech he gave Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Marcin Waszczuk is ready for action. Dressed in camouflage fatigues with a Polish flag on the shoulder, the heavyset 41-year-old is the head of Strzelec, one of Poland’s largest paramilitary organisations, and he wants to be prepared in case of a Russian attack.
Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly tried to tempt Poland into invading Ukraine with the goal of partitioning the country in 2013, former Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski told Ben Judah in an article in Politico.