Poland: Giant rainbow set on fire by far-right thugs

Far-right protesters have burnt a rainbow piece of artwork during an event to commemorate Poland’s national independence in the capital Warsaw.

LGBT campaigners, who had gathered in Zbawiciela Square, were dismayed to see a rainbow art installation go up in flames.

Eyewitnesses say it was attacked by nationalist gangs because it represented a symbol of the LGBT community – and it had already been damaged ahead of Monday’s incident.

The trouble started when a group of masked far-right youths threw fireworks and set fire to cars during a nationalist march.

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