Upcoming thirty fifth anniversary of the imposition of martial law in Poland, will be commemorated in the atmosphere of the Citizens’ Protest. Poles residing in Great Britain, are planning to support the Polish Citizens’ Protest of the 13th December. The London group will march carrying black umbrellas and banners, from Tate Modern (we are meeting at noon) to the Polish Consulate this Saturday.
35th Anniversary of the Martial Law in Poland
On the 13th December 1981, in the radio announcement at 6 am Poles were informed that by the decree of the Council of Ministers, a state of martial law was declared from that moment. In the course of the following days, in a huge police and military operation, over 10 thousand opposition members were arrested and taken away to internment camps. The army took over Polish Radio and Television, all telephone communication lines in the country, from Poland abroad and to Poland were blocked. Great number of the most important institutions and workplaces were taken over by the military.
Most Recent History
Party PiS won the elections in September 2015. In the course of last year, the PiS government concentrated on breaking up the foundations of Polish democracy; took over control of the public media, replaced state administration, limited the rights of women and changed the law in order to paralyse the work of the Constitutional Tribunal, the authority on the constitutionality of the government’s legislative decisions.
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