Divided Poland marks 35th anniversary of martial law

Poland’s political scene polarization became apparent yet again as the governing camp and the opposition organized separate demonstrations commemorating the 35th anniversary of the imposition of the Martial Law by the country’s then communist regime to crush the Solidarity democracy movement.

The Committee for the Defense of Democracy (KOD), the anti-government grassroots movement, in cooperation with centrist opposition parties Nowoczesna and Civic Platform (PO) held a march in the center of Warsaw, commemorating Martial Law victims, but also protesting against government policy. The opposition also drew analogies between Martial Law authors and the current government of right-wing Law and Justice (PiS).

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