Warsaw wants explanation over German carnival caricature
PR dla Zagranicy
Warsaw wants an explanation from Berlin after a caricature of the leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party paraded through the streets during a carnival in the western German city of Dusseldorf.
Carnival float caricaturing the head of Poland's PiS party. Photo: EPA/MONIKA SKOLIMOWSKA
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told public broadcaster Polish Radio: "We will diplomatically draw attention to and ask our partners in Germany about the purpose of such antics."
Warsaw has objected to a float that depicted PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński in a general's uniform, with his boot on the head of a kneeling woman, with a sign on the woman saying "Poland".
Waszczykowski said Poland would approach the issue in a "balanced" and "delicate" manner because it did not want to undermine artistic expression and freedom of speech.
Huge figures depicting politicians and prominent personalities are a feature of the annual Dusseldorf parade. (pk)