PiS politicians announced that they would submit a complaint to the prosecutor’s office regarding the removal of the symbol of Fighting Poland from the wall at the Ministry of Climate and Environment. “It seemed that the Fighting Poland sign was a sacred symbol for all Poles,” wrote Beata Szydło on social media. The matter was explained by the ministry’s spokesman, Hubert Różyk. – The sign was removed, as were the boards, because renovation of the corridor and rooms is starting in this part of the building – he said. He called the whole matter “a storm in a teacup.”
PiS MPs announce a request to the prosecutor’s office regarding the removal of the symbol of Fighting Poland in the building of the Ministry of Climate. The ministry replies that renovation is planned for the building and calls the whole situation “a storm in a teacup.”
At a press conference in the Sejm, Law and Justice MPs warned that the symbol of Fighting Poland and a plaque commemorating the Cursed Soldiers had been removed from the wall in the building of the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
Czerwińska: we are forced to submit a report to the prosecutor’s office
MP Anita Czerwińska emphasized that “the sign of Fighting Poland is a sacred symbol for Poles.” – I am convinced that this photo of the wall with a clear trace of the broken anchor of Fighting Poland will become a symbol of this government – a government that fights Polishness in many dimensions and areas – she said. She recalled that the sign has been legally protected since 2014. – We are forced to submit a report to the prosecutor’s office – announced the MP.
The photo was published on social media by Beata Szydło. “It seemed that the Fighting Poland sign was a sacred symbol for all Poles. But not for Tusk’s government,” the former prime minister wrote on the X platform (formerly Twitter).
Dariusz Matecki, who was with parliamentary control at the Ministry of Climate on Thursday, informed that he found a plaque commemorating the Cursed Soldiers in the basement of the building. “This has the worst connotations,” the MP noted. He admitted that he did not find the PW sign in the basement.
MKiŚ spokesman: the sign and boards have been removed because renovation is starting
MKiŚ spokesman Hubert Różyk said that “the sign has been removed, as have the boards, because the renovation of the corridor and rooms is starting in this part of the building.”
– The sign is plastic and was attached directly to the wall, so there was no other way to remove it than to tear it off. If today we hear that someone does not respect symbols that are important for Poland, we must ask ourselves whether sticking plastic Fighting Poland signs is respecting the symbol and values for which people died? – emphasized Różyk. He recalled that the sign was stuck in 2019.
The spokesman assessed the entire situation around the sign and boards as “a storm in a teacup.”
Former head of the Ministry of the Environment, Michał Woś, emphasized that during the parliamentary inspection, employees informed them that the Fighting Poland sign and boards had been dismantled in connection with the planned renovation. – This wall had just been painted and it had been re-hung, so the version with renovation was simply a lie, established in front of us on an ongoing basis – said the MP from Sovereign Poland.
– It is the responsibility of the ministry’s management to restore these signs, sacred to Poles, and these plaques with Polish heroes, and that is what we demand – said Woś.
Symbol of Fighting Poland
On March 20, 1942, the “anchor” – the symbol of Fighting Poland – appeared on the streets of Warsaw for the first time. The sign reflecting Poles’ hopes for victory was probably painted on the veranda of Lardelli’s confectionery shop by Scoutmaster Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski “Alek”.
The symbol of Fighting Poland survived the occupation and has been legally protected since August 2014. “The Sign of Fighting Poland, which is a symbol of the Polish nation’s fight against the German aggressor and occupier during World War II, is a national asset and is subject to protection due to the historical legacy of the Republic of Poland,” the law states. It was also emphasized that “surrounding the symbol of Fighting Poland with honor and respect is the right and obligation of every citizen of the Republic of Poland.”
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