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Commentary: As Poland's nationalists take the spotlight, notice the protesters

More than 2,000 people turned out in Krakow and Warsaw last week for services in memory of Piotr Szczesny, a man who recently set himself on fire in protest of Poland's populist government.

His act has been overshadowed by the tens of thousands of demonstrators who marched in Warsaw recently to coincide with Poland's Independence Day, carrying nationalist banners and torches while chanting chauvinist slogans. But the protest of the ordinary man should not go unnoticed. Focusing attention on the

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