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By Brahma Chellaney
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Paweł Graś
Officials say at least 24 foreigners have been injured and more than 180 hooligans detained in clashes before and during a European Championship match between Poland and Russia.
Poland's government went into defense mode on Monday after a network of online activists paralyzed some of its websites in opposition to Warsaw's plans to sign an international copyright treaty.
Polish officials vowed Monday to stick to plans to sign an international copyright treaty that has outraged Internet activists and prompted an attack on government websites.
Government spokesman Pawel Gras said about 150 Poles and a few dozen Russians have been detained among a total of more than 180 people.
he said, a comment that quickly became a source of ridicule on Facebook and other Internet sites.