Polish president lobbied by minority groups over rising racism and anti-Semitism

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Polish president lobbied by minority groups over rising racism and anti-Semitism

Andrzej Duda told of concerns about rising wave of aggression based on nationality race and religion

President Andrzej Duda
President Andrzej Duda

Minority group representatives in Poland have written to the president about what they see as a rising wave of aggression including anti-Semitism.

They told President Andrzej Duda of their concern over a rising wave of aggression based on nationality, race and religion.

They attributed the voicing of anti-Semitic remarks to passage of legislation seeking to outlaw statements blaming Poles as a nation for Second World War crimes committed by Nazi Germany.

Israel and international Jewish organisations have strongly criticised the proposal.

The opposition sparked anti-Semitic comments on social media in Poland that some members of the ruling Law and Justice party have retweeted.

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