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Poland marks Independence Day

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>> Celebrating the day Poland became an independent country. Thousands marching on the streets of Warsaw to mark the anniversary when the country gained sovereignty from Russia, Prussia, and Austria in 1918. Reuters Marcin Goettig is in Warsaw.>> While in the previous years, the participants of the march, some of whom are soccer hooligans, have clashed with police.
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This year looks like it's calmer. Of course you can hear firecrackers set off from time to time. People speaking from the main stage. They speak sometimes in a very aggressive voice. Chanting national pride, national pride. But apart from that, it looks like it's much more calm.>> There have been fears that liberals and pro-European groups had organized marches to take place at the same time, potentially causing tension.
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But police working hard to keep the sides apart. Here though Nationalists taking center stage.>> People here want to show their attachment to traditional values. Chanting God, honor and fatherland. As you can see, there are no European Union flags here, just the Polish flags all the way. Many of those people feel threatened by globalization.
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They feel the wealth and Poland's economic success has not been evenly distributed. Across the nation, many, many are working for quite low wages. As you know, of course, compared to Germany, Poles on average earn just a quarter of the German average wage.>> Immigration, another big concern in Poland.
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The government strongly opposes the EU's attempt to distribute migrants and refugees across the block.