Alertes de sécurité

À noter, les alertes ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais
09 août 2020 | 05h15 UTC

Poland: Thousands protest in Warsaw August 8 /update 1

Poland Alerte de sécurité

Thousands protest in Warsaw to demand the release of LGBTQ+ activist on August 8; avoid all protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/8/2020, 12h00 until 11/8/2020, 11h59 (Europe/Warsaw). COUNTRY/REGION Warsaw

Read all related news alert(s):


Thousands peacefully protested in Warsaw to demand the release of an LGBTQ+ activist on Saturday, August 8. On Friday, August 7, the police had detained 48 people after demonstrators attempted to stop security forces from arresting an LGBTQ+ activist during a rally in Warsaw. Reportedly, the activist named Margot, had hung rainbow flags over statues in Warsaw and damaged a van of an anti-abortion campaigner. Some of the protesters detained on Friday's protest were released on Saturday, but not Margot.

Additional rallies and counter-protests should be anticipated in major cities in the medium term. A heightened security presence is also expected.


Recently, some members of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party officials have criticized LGBTQ+ pride marches in an apparent effort to energize the party's base with criticism of values associated with Western liberalism ahead of parliamentary elections expected to be held in October. Similar pro- and anti-LGBT demonstrations are to be expected in Poland ahead of the expected October elections.


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.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Alertes reliées