Julia Chodor Chodorowska

100 years of Independence

On November 11, the Poles celebrated the hundredth anniversary of regaining Independence after 123 years of Russian, German and Austro-Hungarian annexation. On this occasion many events took place. In my report, I present images from four of them:

  • the Independence Run,
  • the national anthem singing on Piłsudski Square,
  • the Antifa march, which gathered about 70 people and
  • the Independence March in which over 250,000 people took part.

The Independence March was the main event but until the last moment, it was not sure whether it will take place because of the disputes and games between the two main political parties, where one of which tried to prohibit the march and the second to appropriate it. Fortunately, the march took place and turned out to be the march of Poles celebrating the hundredth anniversary of regaining independence, not a march of political parties. The atmosphere on the march was wonderful and very patriotic. You could feel that the Polish nation is regaining faith in itself. I hope it will remain this way.

Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Independence run. 25 000 people. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
People watching Independence run. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
People going to Piłsudski Square to sing the Polish national anthem. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Saxon garden just before singing the national anthem. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Saxon garden just before singing the national anthem. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
After the hymn, it’s time for a photo with the “king”. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Keep watching… Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
People gathering for an Antifa march. Maybe 70 people. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
People gathering for an Antifa march. Maybe 70 people. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Police watching the Antifa march. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
The beginning of the Independence march. I really like the flares in the pictures, so expect more. 250,000 people took part in the march and I must admit that it was a great experience, very patriotic. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
250,000 people marching together under white and red wave of the Polish flags. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Under the big sign KONSTYTUCJA counter-manifestation of people who were against the Independence march. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Participant of the Independence march holding a banner with the sign “I love Poland”. photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Two participants of the Independence march, one in a hat with British colors. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Participant of the Independence march taking selfie. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
100 meter Polish flag made by one of the participants of the Independence march. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
The giant Polish flag and more flares. I said i like them. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Independence march. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Flares are an inseparable part of Polish marches and events. I think that to some extent they reflect our national character and I’m proud of that. If some people are terrified that’s their problem because there is nothing to be scared of. For me, the flares look beautiful and create a unique light in the pictures. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Flag of Poland with the emblem, in the distance the national stadium. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Participants of the Independence march walking around the national stadium. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
Rider in a Polish winged hussar outfit. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
The end of the Independence march at the national stadium. Photo: Julia Chodor
Julia Chodor Chodorowska
The end of the Independence march at the national stadium. Photo: Julia Chodor

 

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