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Polish opposition rallies to condemn attack on LGBT march

Updated : 2019-07-28 19:36:49

Poland's opposition left-wing parties have staged a rally against violence in the eastern city of Bialystok where an LGBT rights march was attacked last week by far-right groups.

People gather to show support for the LGBT community and to show solidarity with the LGBT rights march that was attacked by far-right extremists last week in the city of Bialystok, in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, in Warsaw, Poland. Similar rallies of solidarity were held in other Polish cities. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
People gather to show support for the LGBT community and to show solidarity with the LGBT rights march that was attacked by far-right extremists last week in the city of Bialystok, in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, in Warsaw, Poland. Similar rallies of solidarity were held in other Polish cities. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland's opposition left-wing parties have staged a rally against violence in the eastern city of Bialystok where an LGBT rights march was attacked last week by far-right groups. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland's opposition left-wing parties have staged a rally against violence in the eastern city of Bialystok where an LGBT rights march was attacked last week by far-right groups. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Hundreds attended the downtown rally Sunday, many carrying rainbow and European Union flags. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Hundreds attended the downtown rally Sunday, many carrying rainbow and European Union flags. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Left-wing leaders who addressed the crowd criticized Poland's right-wing ruling party of having tolerated aggression against the LGBT community ever since it won power in 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Left-wing leaders who addressed the crowd criticized Poland's right-wing ruling party of having tolerated aggression against the LGBT community ever since it won power in 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
The issue is gaining new prominence ahead of the fall parliamentary election in predominantly Catholic Poland, where many church leaders have spoken against LGBT rights. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
The issue is gaining new prominence ahead of the fall parliamentary election in predominantly Catholic Poland, where many church leaders have spoken against LGBT rights. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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