Ron Paul Supporters In Poland Protest Mitt Romney Visit
Mitt Romney's public appearance was greeted by Ron Paul supporters
today, according to tweets and photos from the scene. This is pretty
much the norm these days — but for he fact that today's event was held
in Gdansk, Poland.
Poland is one of many countries outside the
U.S. that, despite never having Paul on any ballots, have Ron Paul
contingents. The main website, RonPaul.pl,
includes information about Ron Paul's campaign, primary dates, even the
current time in Texas, where Paul is from. The banner: "Kim jest Ron
Paul?" ("Who is Ron Paul?")
The group has garnered 2,000 likes on
Facebook. Today won't be the last we see of them: tomorrow, when Romney
will be in Warsaw, there will be a planned demonstration outside his event.
Paul supporters outside Romney's meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Gdansk.
Other international Paulite factions include Germans for Ron Paul,
South Africans 4 Ron Paul Revolution, Australians for Ron Paul, France
for Ron Paul 2012, and Serbia for Ron Paul.
According to Polish
politics reporter Michal Kolanko, the banner was made by supporters of
Kongres Nowej Prawicy (Congress of the New Right), which Kolanko
described as a "libertarian/right wing party led by eccentric Janusz
"These guys are extremely vocal on the internet
(as ron paul fans) and not that numerous during elections. KNP in the
last parliamentary elections (October 2011) got 1,06%," Kolanko said in
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