Protests against the decision of the Constitutional Tribunal on abortion are ongoing in Poland for another day in a row. A demonstration under the slogan “Our rights – a common cause” was organized in Szczecin. In Zielona Góra, on the occasion of Halloween, a “spooky funeral for women’s rights” was organized. In Warsaw, “Dziady na Mickiewicza” was staged, not far from Jarosław Kaczyński’s house.
Saturday is the 10th day of nationwide protests following the decision on abortion taken by the Constitutional Tribunal headed by Julia Przyłębska.
For over a week, demonstrations have been taking place in many Polish cities, both larger and smaller. Protests often differ in form – so far they have mostly taken the form of walking through city streets, sometimes demonstrators sang songs and even danced. There were car protests in some places.
The women from Szczecin are on the streets again
On Saturday at 4 pm, another protest began in Szczecin. The demonstrators gathered at Solidarności Square, from where he set off to “walk” through the city streets towards Jasne Błonia.
“The protests have been going on for many days, but our strength has not faded away. We are here together. We want a Poland where a woman decides about her body and her life” – wrote the organizers of the demonstration on Facebook. “We want to have a choice. This applies to many issues. Poland, for which we are fighting, is a country where every person has a choice – what religion he or she follows in life, how does life live. Where each person acts according to his own morality and conscience. She chooses whether to give birth or not “- they added.
They assure that they are fighting “for Poland for everyone, not just for some”. “Our strength and solidarity are unstoppable! THE REVOLUTION IS A WOMAN!” – we read in the entry.
“Dziady na Mickiewicza”
In the evening in Warsaw’s Żoliborz, a few hundred meters from Jarosław Kaczyński’s house, as part of the protest, a symbolic staging of Adam Mickiewicz’s Dziady was presented.
– Dark everywhere, deaf everywhere is intertwined with such slogans as my body, my choice – reported Agata Zamęcka, TVN24 reporter present on the spot. As she said, many artists – actors and singers – got involved in this spontaneous project.
About 300 people gathered on Mickiewicza Street.
“The Funeral of Women’s Rights”
In Zielona Góra, on the occasion of Halloween, a “spooky funeral for women’s rights” was organized.
The demonstration started at 5:30 pm in front of the local philharmonic hall, from where the “funeral procession” will move towards the municipal cemetery at Wrocławska Street.
“Mourners are asked to dress appropriately for the event, that is, a ghostly disguise and protest attributes. Condolences will be shouted out throughout the ceremony” – the organizers of the event informed, “women and their allies in pain”.
It is scheduled for 7 pm in Poznań picket on Wolności Square.
Main photo source: TVN24