Polish politician extinguishes menorah during Chanukah ceremony, calling Jews a ‘satanic cult’

The far-right member of the Polish parliament tore an extinguisher from the wall during the event in Warsaw


A far-right Polish politician has been filmed attacking a menorah during a Chanukah ceremony.

Polish MP Grzegorz Braun used a fire extinguisher to douse a Chanukiah during a candle-lighting ceremony in the Polish parliament today.

In videos shared on Twitter, the politician can be seen in the parliament lobby tearing a red extinguisher from the wall and marching over to the large Chanukiah, where he douses it in white powder.

After extinguishing the candles, Braun blasts a nearby woman who had attempted to stand in his way.

Those around him can be heard saying: “You should be ashamed.”

Braun responds: “Those who take part in acts of the satanic cult should be ashamed.”

Braun is a pro-Russian member of the far-right Confederation party.

Szymon Holownia, the speaker of the parliament, denounced the incident and told reporters “this should have never happened.” The speaker ordered Braun to leave the event, and said he would call for the incident to be investigated.

The parliamentary proceedings were suspended.

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