Opposition is emerging in Warsaw against the administration's pro-EU reforms

Opposition is emerging in Warsaw against the administration's pro-EU reforms

Law and Justice party supporters gather to protest state media reform and the arrest of the former interior minister and his deputy in Warsaw, January 11, 2024.
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Thousands of PiS supporters took to the streets of Warsaw to protest against the reforms of the new administration of Donald Tusk.

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Warsaw on Thursday, January 11, to protest against the reforms, especially in the public media, decided by the new pro-EU administration in power. The coalition led by former European Council President Donald Tusk ousted the right-wing populist Law and Justice Party in the October election.

In December, the new authorities fired the management of all public broadcasters, which they said were broadcasting propaganda for the former populist and nationalist government. “Poland's freedom is at stakePiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski told the crowd gathered outside the parliament building in the center of the Polish capital.

“Political chaos”

He was joined on stage by other PiS figures, including former Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who called on his supporters to “Defense of Poland“.”We were supposed to see a return to the rule of law, but what we see is chaos“, said Mateusz Morawiecki.

The manifestation of the day after the announcement was made by the president of the conservatory in Polonais on the lancet of a grace process concerning the ex-deputes of the populist, you are not the ex-ministre of the institute, he is in prison and incarcerated. this week.

The police arrested the two men, Mariusz Kaminski and Maciej Wasik, on Tuesday evening at the presidential palace, where they spent the day at the invitation of the head of state. Their arrest sparked strong protests from the current opposition. The two sides exchange accusations of violating the rule of law.

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