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On Saturday, there are protests in Polish cities against the arrest of the LGBT activist Margot on Friday in Warsaw, as well as other people who protested on Friday in Krakowskie Przedmieście. One of such demonstrations under the slogan “You will never walk alone” takes place in Krakow.

In front of the headquarters of the Campaign Against Homophobia in Warsaw, a meeting was held on Friday Dozens of young people oppose the court’s decision on two-month detention for activist Margot from the Stop Bzdurom collective, who is suspected of damaging a van with homophobic inscriptions and attacking its driver.

Then the protest moved to Krakowskie Przedmieście, near the statue of Christ, where there were scuffles with policemen. – In total, 48 people were detained in the case and in this case further procedural steps will be carried out, i.e. we are talking about bringing charges – said the press spokesman of the Warsaw Police Headquarters Nadkom on Saturday. Sylwester Marczak.

Several hundred people in front of a closed police station

Today, more protests against Margot’s arrest are planned in cities in Poland. One of them takes place in Krakow in front of the police station on Szeroka Street. Due to the epidemiological threat, the police station is closed until further notice.

Protest in KrakowTVN24

Several hundred people appeared at the Krakow spontaneous protest on Szeroka Street with the slogan “You will never walk alone – against Margot by the wall”. The protesters brought with them flags – not only rainbow flags, but also EU and Polish flags.

The crowd chanted “freedom, equality, solidarity” and “equality for all” among others.

In southern Poland, similar demonstrations are held in Tarnów and Rzeszów.

Main photo source: TVN24



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