Thousands protest in Warsaw, Poland, against new media laws

A spontaneous demonstration occurred in front of the Polish parliament on Friday evening. Thousands of protesters turned out, and crowds blocked parliament for hours. A new protest is called for today, December 17.

Advice For Travellers

A new protest has been called for Saturday at noon in front of the Presidential Palace. Police used tear gas on Friday to clear the area around the parliament building. To minimize safety risk, always avoid large public gatherings or demonstrations. These situations can quickly and unexpectedly escalate and become violent.

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