On Monday, a crowd of thousands celebrated the national holiday by taking aim at Jewish people, Islam, abortion and the LGBT community.
Instead of the new elections he wanted, the populist strongman has found himself dumped out of government and facing plummeting poll ratings.
Somehow it gets weirder.
Starting with the rise of the Christian right during the Cold War, the movement’s leaders mythologized America as a “city on a hill”—a nation with a divine mission to be a beacon of freedom and democracy to the world. Is that dream now crumbling?
“The main actors of the Identitarian movement are now strutting around trying to use the verdict as proof that they are not right-wing extremists”
“The younger people, they’re attracted to the fighting and the music.”
After years of silence, Poland’s leadership might finally be trying to distance itself from the country’s radical far-right.