The Independent: Anti-government demonstrators march in Warsaw

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Thousands of people marched in the Polish capital of Warsaw on Saturday to express anger at the government.

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The strongly conservative Law and Justice Party have only been in power for three months. Despite their short tenure, they have been accused of undermining the Polish constitution and freedoms more broadly.

Estimates of the numbers of people in attendance at the protest, dubbed ‘We the People’, ranged from 15,000 to 80,000. Many chanted “We will defend democracy!” and “Lech Wałęsa!”, the name of the first president of Poland after Communist rule.

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