Large groups of demonstrators are gathering outside police stations in support of arrested LGBTQ activist Margot Szutowicz, under the banner of "the Polish Stonewall".
Young activists say the country is as divided as ever, and that they fear the further erosion of LGBTQ rights.
The Law and Justice party surged to power in 2015 on the back of a xenophobic campaign demonizing refugees and migrants. Now, politicians have turned their attention to the LGBTQ community.
The European Parliament just voted to condemn the practice and demand the Polish government revoke the symbolic declarations.
The "annual hate-fest" took place as Poland is in the middle of a raging culture war over gay rights.
“People who look stereotypically queer or gay are being attacked on the street for this, almost every day.”
Marchers wore symbols including the Celtic cross and black sun, and carried anti-Islam banners as they shouted anti-refugee chants.
Michael Rubenfeld has taken an offensive custom and put his own spin on it.
“It is an unconstitutional purge.”
“If neo-Nazis are able to gather and celebrate Hitler's birthday without any interruptions there is something fundamentally wrong”
Pawel Kuczynski's drawing has resonated with millions who are starting to feel Poké-fatigue.
The Polish promotion KSW is putting on its most compelling fight to date this weekend.