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22 Oct 2020 | 11:32 PM UTC

Poland: Hundreds protest over court ruling in Warsaw on October 22

Poland News Alert

Hundreds protest in Warsaw on October 22 to denounce court ruling that will limit access to abortion services; avoid all protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Warsaw). COUNTRY/REGION Warsaw

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Event

Hundreds of people marched in Warsaw on Thursday evening, October 22, to denounce a recent court ruling that will limit abortion services in the country. Protesters reportedly gathered at the Constitutional Tribunal before marching to the Law and Justice (PiS) party headquarters to denounce the court ruling, which stated that abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional.

Further associated rallies and counter-protests regarding the court ruling should be anticipated in major cities in the medium term.

Advice

Those in Poland are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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