Monday, June 13, 2011

The Day Poland Stood Still

Few weeks ago Poland celebrated the first anniversary of the Presidential Crash. For those who don’t know, Former President Lech Kaczynski died in the crash of his plane while he was heading to Smolensk for the commemoration of the Slaughter of Katyn. The background is that Poland is a very catholic country (actually people in churches are not touristsJ) and has a quite hot relationship with Russia.

The crash originated an impressive mobilization and unity of the Polish people, and allowed the erection of The Cross, which sparked debates and disputes related to the weight of the Church in political life.

One year after this catastrophe, a lot of theories raised from nowhere trying to find another explanation for this accident: is this really an accident? And people involved must be:
  • Russians,
  • Communists,
  • Jews,
  • Masonic,
  • Illuminati,
  • All together
Sorry Muslims and Black people, for once you’re not in the list.

Every 10th of the month, people are demonstrating in front of the Presidential Palace and these events have a political dimension. On one hand we have the conservative, catholic and anti-communistic side, aroused by the charismatic PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the evil twin of the former president (hoooo look at him… so freaky).

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On the other hand, a quite chaotic mixture of people supporting different causes (gay, veganism, cannabis, liberal…) in a playful mood.

So here are some pictures from April the 10th and June the 10th.