After singing the national anthem, the participants of the Independence March set off on Saturday before 15 from the Dmowski roundabout. Participants walking in the procession carry white and red flags.
The procession is led by the Independence March Guard. The participants carry national flags, some wear red and white armbands, others pinned cotillions to their jackets. Some also wore wreaths and hats in national colors. You can also see banners with the slogans “God, honor, homeland”, “Yes to life” and “It’s worth being Polish”.
The procession, as every year, along Aleje Jerozolimskie and the Poniatowski Bridge, is expected to reach the grounds of the National Stadium after approximately two hours. Metal barriers were placed along the march route, and significant police forces and the Independence March Guard were visible. Aleje Jerozolimskie was fenced off with barriers. There are many police cars parked in the side streets. A helicopter flies over the route.
Around 2.30 p.m. the police intervened in Al. Jerozolimskie, next to the National Museum. Climate activists stormed the march route and sat on the road with banners in their hands. They were quickly taken out by the police.
After hours A press conference was held at 12.30, during which the head of the guard of the Independence March announced that the guard was securing the entire route of the march.
Several hundred guard members and several hundred paramedics have been on site since the morning.-
The demonstration, which has been taking place on the streets of Warsaw on the anniversary of Poland regaining independence, has been organized since 2011 by the Independence March association.