Sunday, 11 September 2016

Crux: Poland demands an end to ‘xenophobia’ among the Brits

Crux: Poland demands an end to ‘xenophobia’ among the Brits

WARSAW, Poland - Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said this week he’s written to church leaders in Britain asking them to counter “intolerance and xenophobia” exposed in attacks on Poles living there.

Duda said his letters to the heads of the Church of England and of the Catholic Church in Britain were in support of the Polish government’s efforts to obtain better protection for the hundreds of thousands of Poles living in Britain.

Since Britain’s June vote to leave the European Union, there has been an increase in reports of hostile acts against Poles.

Last week, a 40-year-old Pole, Arkadiusz Jozwik, died after he was beaten by teenagers in Harlow, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of London. Another Pole was injured in the attack, which British police are investigating as a possible hate crime. Two other Poles were beaten in Harlow on Sunday following a march in protest of Jozwik’s death.

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