Police in Warsaw have detained several members of the far-left extremist Antifa organization as they protested the involvement of US government officials in the ceremonies commemorating the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War.
Twenty to thirty activists from the Student Anti-Fascist movement assembled close to the Nicolaus Copernicus Monument to Poland’s invitation of US President Donald Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence for the commemoration ceremonies, Sputnik News reports.
Despite Trump having canceled his visit at the last minute, Pence arrived in Warsaw sometime on Sunday morning.
The group of Antifa extremists who took part in the demonstrations said that their actions were inspired by what they described as regular human rights violations committed by the United States.
Not long after the Antifa extremists were amassed, a group of anarchists are reported to have joined them in an unsanctioned march toward the presidential palace.
The group of hooded, black-clad extremists held signs with slogans saying “Vice-Trump [Mike Pence], out!,” “Poland was and will be against fascism,” and “No war, no fascism, no concentration camps.”
Several of the extremists were subsequently arrested and detained.