Polish PM commemorates anniversary of November Uprising outbreak

Commemorating the 189th anniversary of the November Uprising outbreak, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on Saturday that invaders were trying to deprive the Polish people of everything but failed to kill their desire for freedom and their patriotic spirit.

"The November Uprising broke out on November 29, 1830. It was the largest uprising during the period of partitions of Poland," the prime minister wrote.

The November Uprising broke out on November 29, 1830, when a group of non-commissioned officers at Warsaw's Infantry Cadet School attacked the Belweder - the headquarters of the Polish Army's Russian leadership. In all, around 54,000 Polish soldiers fought against a 115,000-strong Russian Army for over a year. The uprising's fall in 1831 was followed by repression against its participants and drastically reduced the autonomy of the Russian-controlled Kingdom of Poland.

Poland regained independence on November 11, 1918, after 123 years of partitions.