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'Tolerance Rainbow' in Warsaw set alight again

Warsaw's 'Tolerance Rainbow'.
Warsaw’s ‘Tolerance Rainbow’. Image by Lukas Plewnia / CC BY-SA 2.0

A man was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after the rainbow installation on Warsaw’s Saviour Square was torched yet again. The rainbow is regarded by many as a symbol of tolerance toward the LGBT community, but has been the subject of much controversy since it was erected in 2012 and several attempts have been made to burn it. The mayor of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, has reiterated that it will be rebuilt every time it is damaged. Read more: thenews.pl