Jew Burned in Effigy During Polish Demonstration Against Refugees

'Down with the European Union!' chants crowd in western Poland.

Migrants and refugees at a registration camp in Greek-Macedonian border. More than 800,000 have landed in Europe so far this year. November 17, 2015.
Migrants and refugees at a registration camp in Greek-Macedonian border. More than 800,000 have landed in Europe so far this year. November 17, 2015. AFP

A Polish demonstration against taking in Muslim refugees ended with the burning of an effigy of an ultra-Orthodox Jew holding the flag of the European Union.

Dozens protested Wednesday evening in front of the city hall in the western Polish city of Wroclaw.

The protest comes in the wake of the November 13 attacks on multiple sites in Paris that left at least 129 dead. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks and police believe that one the terrorists entered the European Union with the flood of Syrian refugees.

The crown shouted: “United Catholic Poland! National radicalism! Down with the European Union!” The demonstration was organized by the National Radical Camp and All-Polish Youth.

“Our duty, the duty of lawmakers and the government, is to say that we won’t take a single Islamist in to Poland because Poland is for Poles,” proclaimed one of the demonstration’s speakers.

At the end of the demonstration one of the participants set fire to a previously prepared effigy of a Haredi Jew. “God, Honor and Fatherland,” the crowd then chanted.