It is considered a continuation of the official ceremonies of the anniversary, and accompanied by patriotic displays and songs.
The number of participants in the 2012 Presidential march was estimated at 10,000.
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) is a national day in Poland celebrated on 11 November to commemorate the anniversary of the restoration of Poland's sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic in 1918 from the German, Austrian and Russian Empires.
Following the partitions in the late 18th century, Poland ceased to exist for 123 years until the end of World War I, when the destruction of the neighbouring powers allowed the country to reemerge. though reclamation of independence continued to be celebrated informally on 11 November.
Meanwhile, the violent incidents were heavily covered in the Polish media, with commentators criticizing the lack of leadership on the part of the government in the face of the extremity of the far-right rhetoric.
The media coverage is seen as selective and unduly focused on riots instead of the Presidential march which is in no way connected with them.
The holiday was officially replaced by the National Day of Poland's Revival as Poland's National Day, celebrated on the 22 July anniversary of the communist PKWN Manifesto under Joseph Stalin.