Polish In Northern Ireland Complain Of ‘Racism’ And Discrimination: White-On White Hate Crime?
Polish flags were burned in various locales across the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland last week in what the local Poles described as the latest incident of abuse against their community.
The Polish Association of Northern Ireland even characterized the bonfires as a form of “racist intimidation” despite the fact that the Polish are white, European and Christian.
“The Polish community embrace and respect all traditions here in Northern Ireland, but we find this behavior totally appalling and offensive,” said Maciek Bator of the Polish Association in a statement.
“The Polish flag is a symbol of freedom, independence and peace for the 30,000 Polish people living in Northern Ireland and around 80 million across the globe. By burning the Polish flag and other symbols, some members of the local communities were able to express their strong political views and promote anti-Polish sentiments.”
Bator added that he wants local lawmakers to find the culprits and punish them.