Poland’s Warsaw hit by protests against abortion ban

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Poland’s feminist group Strajk Kobiet (Ladies’s Strike) has organized a protest in downtown Warsaw on Saturday to attract public consideration to the choice of Poland’s Constitutional Courtroom to outlaw abortions and to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of girls’s suffrage within the nation, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

On Roman Dmowski Sq., protesters are chanting “My physique – my enterprise!”, “Authorized abortion!” and different slogans vital of Poland’s governing right-wing Legislation and Justice Get together that initiated the courtroom’s consideration of the difficulty.

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A big variety of law enforcement officials have been deployed on the scene, however they’re simply asking some protesters to point out their identification paperwork and haven’t interfered but.

The rally’s members blocked site visitors in Warsaw’s central streets — Jerusalem Avenue and John Paul II Avenue.

The rally is attended by representatives of different organizations as effectively, notably from the LGBT and feminist communities.

The protesters have “renamed” Roman Dmowski Sq. into Ladies Rights Sq., inserting new nameplates on prime of the unique ones.

The protests towards the anti-abortion regulation have been additionally held in different cities of Poland on Saturday.

The rallies have been ignited by the October 22 determination of the constitutional courtroom to rule that abortion attributable to fetal defects was unconstitutional. After the ruling goes into impact, girls in Poland will have the ability to legally terminate being pregnant solely in case of rape or a risk to their well being.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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