Polish leaders to hold Independence Day march

A Polish official says the president and the prime minister are organizing a march at which all Poles can join together Sunday to mark the centennial of Polish Independence.
The announcement of the state event comes after the Warsaw city mayor earlier in the day banned a march by radical nationalists that has marred Poland’s international reputation in the past and proven deeply divisive at home.
Blazej Spychalski, a spokesman for President Andrzej Duda, said the president and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki decided to hold the march after consulting with war veterans.
He invited all Poles to march with the national flags Sunday to show that “we are one white-and-red team,” a reference to the national colors.
Poland became independent on Nov. 11, 1918, at the end of World War I.