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16 Nov 2020 | 05:33 AM UTC

Poland: Pro-choice demonstration planned in Warsaw for November 18

Poland News Alert

Pro-choice demonstration planned in Warsaw for November 18; avoid protests as precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/16/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/18/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Warsaw). COUNTRY/REGION Warsaw

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A pro-choice protest is expected to be held in Warsaw on Wednesday, November 18, to denounce a decision by Poland's constitutional tribunal which deemed abortions due to fetal defects unconstitutional. Participants of the demonstration will reportedly gather outside the Parliament building from 18:00 (local time). The demonstration is likely to be well attended. Further protests are likely throughout Poland over the near term.

A heightened police presence is expected around protest sites, with disruptions to transportation and business likely.


Those in Warsaw 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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