Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, who banned the march on Wednesday, said her city had "suffered sufficient due to aggressive nationalism."

"This isn't how the celebrations have to look on the one centesimal anniversary of regaining our independence," she said.

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a few of the protesters carried provocative banners and shouted slogans, along with "pure blood, clean thoughts" and "Europe will be white or uninhabited."

Organizers stated they anticipate up to 250,000 participants this 12 months. Authorities have warned that the march may require extra security measures because of the potential for violence.

ls/cmk (AP, Reuters)