• AutoTL;DRB
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    66 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    WARSAW, Dec 12 (Reuters) - A far-right Polish lawmaker used a fire extinguisher to put out Hanukkah candles in the country’s parliament on Tuesday during an event with members of the Jewish community, provoking outrage and leading the speaker to exclude him from the sitting.

    Footage posted on the website of private broadcaster TVN24 showed Grzegorz Braun of the Confederation party take the extinguisher before walking across the lobby of the parliament to where the candles were, creating a white cloud and forcing security guards to rush people out of the area.

    Members of the Jewish community, including children, had gone to parliament at speaker Szymon Holownia’s invitation for its annual Hanukkah celebrations.

    His Confederation party had been tipped to hold the balance of power after the Oct. 15 election after a campaign in which it focused mainly on economic issues and criticising the extent of Poland’s aid to Ukraine.

    Poland’s Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich told Reuters by telephone that Braun’s actions were not representative of the country and that he was “embarrassed” by them.

    Cardinal Grzegorz Rys of Poland’s Catholic church said in a statement posted on social media platform X that he was ashamed of Braun’s actions.


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  • @blau@feddit.de
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    56 months ago

    Why would a place like the parliament not get CO2 fire extinguishers? The powder closes the place down for some very expensive cleaning.

      • dumdum666
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        36 months ago

        I guess having so many years Orban in power does leave its mark.

        You think that Orban ruled in Poland?

        Wow.

        • @Squizzy@lemmy.world
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          16 months ago

          Is my original comment viewable for you? I can’t see it and it’s not in my history anymore.

          When I go the the post I can’t see this thread at all.