Anti-government protesters rally for ‘free and open Poland’


Tens of thousands of Poles chanting “We will defend democracy” and “Lech Wałęsa” rallied on Saturday in Warsaw to protest against moves by Poland’s three-month-old conservative government which they say undermine freedoms and the constitution.

The march was organised by the Committee for the Defence of Democracy, which was formed in November in reaction to moves by the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) that have essentially paralysed the constitutional tribunal, preventing it from acting as a check on new government legislation.

“We want a free and open Poland … a Poland where there is room for everyone,” said the head of committee, Mateusz Kijowski.

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