Poles demonstrated, among others in Warsaw, Gdańsk, Łódź, Szczecin, Katowice and Wrocław. Demonstrations have been taking place regularly since October 26 – from the issuance of a ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal which practically prevents legal abortion in Poland.
Protests on the occasion of women’s election rights. In Warsaw, the police used gas
Saturday’s protests were peaceful. Nevertheless, in Warsaw, the police used tear gas. Among the injured – despite showing the MP’s membership card – there is MP Barbara Nowacka.
The protests started in the afternoon. The one in the capital city started at 3 p.m. at the Dmowskiego roundabout, which the demonstrators renamed the Women’s Rights roundabout.
The officers repeatedly tried to stop the demonstration in Warsaw. The first attempt was unsuccessful and the policemen were surrounded by demonstrators.
Eventually, the officers stopped the march, locking the people in a boiler near ul. Waryński. Here, as well as in the vicinity of ul. Marszałkowska and Metro Politechnika, the police began to write down and issue tickets to the protesters. “Remember: you have the right to refuse to accept the mandate. Then a writ of mandate-> appeal in 7 days-> case in court. 90% + cases won by citizens” – reminded the Zieloni MP, Urszula Zielińska.