WARSAW, Poland — Israel called a far-right march that took place in Warsaw “a dangerous march of extreme and racist elements,” and urged Polish authorities to act against the organizers Monday.
The Independence Day march Saturday was organized by groups that trace their roots to radical nationalist, pre-World War II anti-Semitic groups.
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Some 60,000 people took part, including families with children, but also young men carrying banners with messages including “White Europe of brotherly nations.”
Some participants chanted anti-Semitic slogans such as “Pure Poland, Jew free Poland,” “Jews out of Poland,” and “Refugees get out.”
A number of participants carried the Celtic Cross, a white supremacist symbol, and marchers also spoke out against Muslims.
Participants marched under the slogan “We Want God,” words from an old Polish religious song that US …