A memorial to those killed at the Katyn Massacre.


Polish Americans Protest Katyn Monument Relocation Announcement

May 14, 2018 - 11:38 am

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Plans were revealed in Jersey City on what will be done with a waterfront statue, but not without some heckling from a crowd of protestors.

As Mayor Steve Fulop tried to announce a settlement that will move the Katyn Monument to York Street, a few blocks away from Exchange Place on the waterfront, he was interrupted by Polish Americans in the council chambers.

"One sec, one sec," he repeated.

After mayor finished his remarks, protestors took over the podium and said the monmument will never be moved.

"Inside this monument there are ashes of Polish officers, Polish fallen heroes, and where do they want to put them? On top of a sewer," a protestor said, "We will not allow! We will never surrender!"

The statue depicts a Polish soldier being impaled by a bayonet at the Katyn Massacre.