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(en) Poland, Warsawa, gay parade - action - anarchists arrested

Date Sun, 12 Jun 2005 20:37:28 +0300

The gay parade took place in Warsaw, but not without incident. Fascists
mobilized, even coming with a bus from Krakow and continously tried to block
and attack the parade and people. There were a few altercations.
At the end of the march, the politicians showed up, including the Vice President,
Urbanski. (President Kaczynski already is afraid to appear so he sends this guy
in his place, especially as he is not generally recognized.) Urbanski, who
called homosexuals "weeds" the other day and tried to legitimize his homophobia
in many disgusting ways, was recognized though and was hit with a cake.
Currently Jakub Gawlikowski and Rafal Szymborski from FA* Praga are being
held and won't be released today. Besides them, dozens of fascists were
arrested (they were brought to the same station - what fun), but many of the
fascists attacking the march were released. There is no information yet what
they will be charged with.

If anybody would like to write to homophobe bastard Andrzej Urbanski, his
address is: 00-251 Warszawa
ul. Miodowa 6/8
tel. (22) 595 34 09, 595 34 08
fax (22) 826 57 43
e-mail: aurbanski@warszawa.um.gov.pl

If anybody wants to call the police or send a nasty fax, it'd be nice.
When last seen they were at: Komisariat Policji Warszawa- Sródmiescie
ul. Wilcza 21 tel. (48) 22 603 70 55
fax: (0 22) 603 63 03

Main headquarters: tel. 843 10 53
Press: tel. 601 30 07
Our friends are free and luckily nothing bad happened. (Z was arrested
in the same round-up with fascists.) They don't have any decision about
charges yet so we hope that nothing will come out of it.

The parade was a success although it was attacked by nazis. They
threw lots of eggs and unfortunately two women are in the hospital
because they also threw a few bricks. There were some scuffles
between anarchists, antifa and fascists and a few gays were
attacked after the parade. Luckily, besides from the two women,
maybe nothing serious.

Although there were many right-wingers, the most agressive
hooligan actions and attacks were organized by Mlodziez
Wszechpolska, the fascist youth wing of League of Polish
Families. While at the police station, I was sitting with
a crowd of fascists waiting for their friends and found out
that, for example, the Warsaw organization (which may even
be financed by League of Polish Families), paid for fascists
from Krakow to come to Warsaw and fight.

One funny note - the Law and Justice Party (the President of
Warsaw's Party - and this guy will probably be the next
president of the country) wanted to make an anti-gay action
itself but they said they were afraid of provocations by
anarchists and leftists. The President Kaczynski is
apparently afraid to go in public so that's why he
sends his vice-president out to take the cake.


* AF - Poland anarchist federation.

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