Crowds of women blocked Warsaw's key thoroughfares and other Polish cities mirrored the capital's demonstrations in the fifth day of protests against Thursday's Constitutional Tribunal ruling that put a near-total ban on abortion in Poland.
Belarusians must be supported in their strive for freedom but it is they alone who will have to decide about their future, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Thursday on Polish Radio, commenting ongoing protests in Belarus after Sunday's presidential elections.
Ambassador Artur Michalski visited the Belarusian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday to rebuke officials after learning about the detentions as the desperate mum of one of the students says she hasn’t heard from her son since Monday night and pleads for his release.
Following demonstrations in Belarus after last Sunday's presidential elections, two Polish students have been arrested in Minsk, Polish MP Michal Szczerba from Poland's main opposition, Civic Coalition (KO), has said, adding that the Polish consular authorities were working on the matter.
Judges and lawyers from Poland and 22 European countries have taken to the streets of Warsaw to take part in a demonstration dubbed the 'March of a Thousand Robes' to protest against amendments to the country's judicial laws.
Thousands of people in Warsaw and the biggest cities across Poland took part in demonstrations dubbed Black Friday, against the bill which outlaws abortion for eugenic reasons.