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25 Oct 2020 | 02:39 PM UTC

Poland: Activists protest at church masses nationwide on October 25 /update 3

Poland News Alert

Women’s rights activists protest at church masses nationwide over anti-abortion law on October 25; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/25/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/26/2020, 11:59 AM (Europe/Warsaw). COUNTRY/REGION Poland, Warsaw, Lodz, Krakow, Poznań

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Hundreds of women's rights activists protested at church masses throughout Poland on Sunday, October 25, demonstrating against a recent court ruling resulting in a near-total ban on abortion. Protests were reported in Poznan, Krakow, Lodz, and Warsaw, among other locations. Protests against the ruling have entered a fourth day, and continued demonstrations are anticipated over the near term. The protests have taken place despite government restrictions banning gatherings of more than five people, as a measure to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

A heightened security presence at protests sites is to be expected, with disruptions to transportation and business likely.


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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