Warsaw police spokesman Sylvester Marchak told journalists that the vast majority of those detained by the police during the street clashes on the Independence Walk on November 11 were soccer fans from different regions. The Dziennik reports that the majority of those detained by the police during the street clashes at the Independence March on 11 November were soccer fans from different regions.
“After the interrogations, 19 people arrested for committing offences during the Independence Warsaw March were released. There are still 17 participants of the clashes in the police units. 90% of those arrested are soccer hooligans coming from different regions of Poland,” the police said.
The spokesman for the capital’s police also stressed that hooligans came to the capital from 9 voivodships, including those far from Warsaw, for example, from the West Pomeranian region and from Lower Silesia. They are between 18 and 41 years old. Half of them were in a state of alcohol intoxication. “Most of these people were arrested for participation in an illegal street action. It is known, however, that some of the detainees will be charged with assaulting police officers and with theft and possession of drugs,” the police concluded.
We would like to remind you that this year, due to the pandemic, capital authorities in Poland did not give permission to hold the traditional Independence March on November 11 in honor of Independence Day of the Republic. On the other hand, the organizers managed to agree on the event in the form of a rally. Despite this, some of the participants still gathered for a street procession. During the dispersal of the illegal rally, the police used tear gas against the march participants.