Chilean pianist performs in Poland after being beaten for ‘looking like an Arab’

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Dozens of people turned out for a short concert Monday evening in Warsaw in support of a Chilean pianist and teacher who was recently beaten by skinheads who mistook him for an Arab.

The attack occurred amid a rise in Islamophobia in Poland.

Dozens of Syrian Christians were granted asylum in Poland last year, though most left quickly for western Europe. Last year, Poland pledged to take up to 7,000 migrants, though only a fraction of them are expected this year.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/29/christiano-ramos-poland-chilean-pianist-beaten-arab-concert

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