220 arrests in Warsaw clashes on Polish holiday

November 11, 2014 8:31 PM

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220 arrests in Warsaw clashes on Polish holiday

WARSAW, Poland — Police arrested 220 people involved in clashes that broke out Tuesday in Warsaw between hooligans and police. The violence, which occurred amid celebrations of Poland’s Independence Day, has become a ritual on the holiday in recent years.

The hooligans, some masked, threw rocks, firecrackers and cobblestones at police. In one instance, police fired a water cannon at the protesters.

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