Far-right Polish MP puts out Hanukkah menorah with fire extinguisher

Warsaw (AFP) – Far-right Polish lawmaker Grzegorz Braun uses a fire extinguisher to put out a hanukkiah, a nine-branched menorah lit especially for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, in the parliament lobby. Braun, who is notorious for previous acts of anti-Semitism and statements against Ukraine, has already been fined and was expelled from the parliament’s proceedings. The incident has drawn criticism from all major political groupings, including from the new Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk who denounced the “unacceptable” act.


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