Current Wrocław President Rafał Dutkiewicz, in cooperation with incoming President Jacek Sutryk, has decided to ban Jacek Międlar’s Independence Day march.
The decision to ban the march was issued by President Rafał Dutkiewicz after consulting the police and Jacek Sutryk. For those unaware about the march, please read our recent article on the subject.
In an official Wrocław City Council statement a number of reasons for the ban were listed, including previous occasions when chants at the march have incited hatred on the basis of nationality, ethnicity, race and religion. On top of that, the statements referred to past marches that have seen participants carrying pyrotechnics as well as other “dangerous materials and tools”.
The possibility of people’s safety being in jeopardy was another reason given for banning the march.
Jacek Międlar is furious at the ban and has immediately made an appeal against the decision.
If the appeal fails, Wrocław Uncut still expects Międlar and his followers to conduct the march ‘unofficially’ anyway. However, given the possibility of arrest, the attendance at the march is likely to be severely affected.