100000 people in the Warsaw Poland’s Capital protested against the strictest abortion law several people were arrested for attacking with swords and sticks
Mass protests broke out in the Polish capital of Warsaw on October 30. About 100,000 people took to the streets to oppose the abortion law passed by the Polish court last week.
According to the latest law, even if the fetus has malformations, including Down syndrome, pregnant women are not allowed to have an abortion.
According to the British “Guardian” report, on the evening of the 30th local time, about 100,000 people protested in Warsaw. This was the largest protest against the Polish right-wing ruling party Law and Justice since 2015.
On the same day, tens of thousands of protesters shouted “I think, I feel, I decide” slogans to express their dissatisfaction with the strictest abortion law. A 26-year-old woman holding a protest banner told her that the abortion decree was the only issue that made her take to the streets to protest.
Since the court’s ruling, protests and demonstrations have taken place in many Polish cities.
Violent incidents also occurred during the protests. A group of nationalists dressed in black launched an attack in the center of Warsaw, some of them armed with knives and sticks, and were subsequently arrested by the police.
The Supreme Court of Poland issued a ruling on October 22, stipulating that pregnant women can only have an abortion if they have been raped, incest, or the pregnant woman’s health is at risk.
The American “Time” magazine pointed out that this decree almost prohibits abortion for more than 1 million women of childbearing age in Poland. Poland originally has the strictest abortion laws in Europe.
Official data show that there are about 1,100 legal abortions in the country every year, 98% of which are due to fatal abnormalities in the fetus.
Polish President Duda said earlier on October 30 that there is a legal solution to this crisis. He suggested that pregnant women can have abortions if their fetuses are fatally defective, but not those with Down syndrome.
However, this proposal did not quell the anger of the protesters and was criticized by women’s rights activists and opposition parties.