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Poland police forcibly remove anti-nationalist protesters

  • Polish police use force to remove anti-nationalist protesters who are trying to block the march of a nationalist organization the National-Radical Camp whose members we marching through downtown Warsaw, Poland on Saturday, April 29,  2017, to mark 83 years of their organization. The protesters were not given permission to hold their action, prompting police action. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Polish police use force to remove anti-nationalist protesters who are trying to block the march of a nationalist organization the National-Radical Camp whose members we marching through downtown Warsaw, Poland on Saturday, April 29, 2017, to mark 83 years of their organization. The protesters were not given permission to hold their action, prompting police action. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of nationalist organization the National-Radical Camp display national and organization flags and chant anti-migrant slogans during a march to mark 83 years of their organization, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Members of nationalist organization the National-Radical Camp display national and organization flags and chant anti-migrant slogans during a march to mark 83 years of their organization, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of nationalist organization the National-Radical Camp display national and organization flags and chant anti-migrant slogans during a march to mark 83 years of their organization, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Members of nationalist organization the National-Radical Camp display national and organization flags and chant anti-migrant slogans during a march to mark 83 years of their organization, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

Poland's police have forcibly removed a few dozen protesters who tried to block the route of a march in downtown Warsaw by a nationalist organization celebrating its anniversary.

The protesters chanted "Poland free from fascism" and sat down in the street Saturday as they waited for the march of the National-Radical Camp to arrive. The group was celebrating 83 years since its foundation.

Police detained and handcuffed some of the demonstrators, who had no authorization for their protest. Police also used force on journalists reporting on the event, pushing them and kicking.

The nationalists' march was directed down a different route.

Under a new law introduced by the nationalist ruling party, every march must be authorized or face sanctions.