Today’s news round up in Poland

Today’s news round up in Poland Kalbar/TFN

Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites. The public broadcaster led with an interview with Jaroslaw Szymczyk, the head of the Polish police, who was injured when a grenade launcher exploded at police headquarters in Warsaw. The weapon had been given to him as a gift on a trip to Ukraine. In the interview, Szymczyk said he had not pulled the launcher's trigger but it had gone off when he was moving it. He also said that he had been assured when he was given the weapon that it was safe. – The private news network TVN24 wrote about the positive reaction to the performance by Pole Szymon Marciniak, the referee in the football World Cup final. The network reported that a German football magazine called him "world class" and that even some in France rated his handling of the match highly despite France being defeated by Argentina. Philippe Malige, a former French international referee, described the Pole's performance as "extraordinary". – Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Law and Justice, the dominant party in Poland's governing coalition, will not get the peaceful Christmas he desired, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported. Inflation and high food prices are causing problems for Poles and, consequently, for the government. Now it has emerged that the government tried to keep quiet, and then later downplayed, the news of an explosion of a grenade launcher at police headquarters in Warsaw. The incident has added to the Kaczynski's woes, the paper wrote. – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza ran an interview with Marta Lempart and Anna Maziarska, activists with the Womens Strike movement, who have a launched a campaign to get the government to support same-sex families by giving them the same rights of mixed-sex families in areas, for example, such as adoption and inheritance. They say that 50,000 children in Poland would benefit from this. They argue that Polish society is now far more accepting and tolerant, so the government should accept that Poland is changing.