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Polish President Honored At Niles Banquet Hall

Gay Rights Group Protests His Visit For Remarks Before He Was President


CBS) NILES, Ill. Polish-Americans in the Chicago area celebrated a proud night on Friday, with a visit from the president of Poland.

At White Eagle Banquets, at 6839 N. Milwaukee Av. in Niles, Polish president Lech Kaczynski was honored to the sound of enthusiastic applause.

But the visit was not without some controversy. The Gay Liberation Network protested the event outside, chanting, "Gay rights are human rights; oppose the Polish president."

Members of the Gay Liberation Network are upset because of apparent anti-gay remarks Kaczynski made as the mayor of Warsaw.

Tomorrow, Kaczynski will meet with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. He will later meet with President George W. Bush.


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