- March 11, 2017
Poles marching in Vilnius on March 11th
Several thousands of people, with Poles among them, took part in anti-nationalistic and apolitical march about Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania. Participants marched from Seimas to Cathedral Square. On the initiative of Polish Debating Club, Poles have also been participating in the march for few years now. They marched with Lithuanian, Polish and historical state flags. They also carried a poster ‘Freedom = Laisvė’. Zbigniew Balcewicz who signed the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania and John Paul II high school principal Adam Błaszkiewicz also took part in the march. Today, on 11th of March Lithuania is celebrating 27th anniversary of Independence restoration.
Translated by Agnieszka Piontek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.