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Tolerance Rainbow in Warsaw Taken Down

Tolerance Rainbow in Warsaw Taken Down

Tolerance Rainbow in Warsaw Taken Down

The structure was torched seven times over the past three years.

Photo via WikiCommons/Adrian Grycuk

On Wednesday, Warsaw's iconic Tolerance Rainbow was taken down from a central square. Originally comissioned in 2012 to celebrate Poland's presidency at the European Union, the rainbow installation paying tribute to the country's LGBT population became the subject of heated controversy. Over the course of three years, the structure was torched seven times, each time drawing together supportive elements of Polish society to reconstruct it.

Photo via WikiCommons/Wistula

In light of events, artist Julita Wojcik told Radio Poland that she saw the Tolerance Rainbow as a "mirror" of Polish society. Unfortunately, it looks like the Eastern European nation still has a long ways to go.


[H/T Gay Star News]





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