Challenging the strict rules that limit rallies to five people during a coronavirus pandemic, protesters marched through the central streets of Warsaw, wearing black umbrellas, a symbol of anti-abortion protests in Poland, and banners reading “I think, I feel, I decide.” or “God is a woman.”
At the beginning of the demonstration, military police lined the streets, some in riot gear.
Organizers and the city of Warsaw say about 100,000 people took part, one of the largest protest rallies in years, following a Constitutional Court ruling on October 22nd declaring abortions due to fetal defects. It put an end to the most common of the few legal grounds left for abortion in Poland, and moved the country away from the European mainstream.
Daily protests have taken place across the country over the past week, sparking an outburst of anger against the five-year rule of Nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) and the government̵
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