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WATCH: 'Rise of the Right,' Our Film About Poland's Violent Independence Day March

We went to Warsaw to see how Poland's new right-wing government affected the traditionally hostile nationalist march.
March 29, 2016, 5:25pm

Every year, for Poland's National Independence Day, tens of thousands of citizens attend a nationalist march in Warsaw—one of the largest in Europe. Since its inception, a cell of far-right soccer fans—or "ultras"—in attendance have clashed with police, and the demonstration has turned into a ferocious battle between the hooligans and the state.

This year, however, Poland elected a right-wing, socially conservative government on the eve of the march. We went to Warsaw to see how the far right Law and Justice Party would affect the traditionally hostile event.