Riot police in Warsaw
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Poland Independence Day march in Warsaw turns violent

Clashes have broken out in Warsaw as riot police confronted right-wing nationalists during a Polish Independence Day march.

Violence erupted when a crowd of nationalists pelted police with firecrackers and lumps of concrete.

Police responded by beating marchers with truncheons, forcing them to disperse, Reuters reported.

As many as 20,000 people are believed to be taking part in the march through the Polish capital.

  • 11 Nov 2012