Protests in Poland sparked by perceived assaults on democracy

Opponents of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party remained in front of Poland’s parliament building Saturday morning hours after police used force to remove blockades of the building’s exits.

The protesters, who also are staging a new rally outside Poland’s presidential palace, are opposed to a series of government steps they consider anti-democratic.

The protests occurred after the government approved a plan to restrict journalists’ access to members of the parliament.

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