Massive protest in Warsaw against government's judicial appointments

  • Tens of thousands of people waving Polish and EU flags took to the streets in Warsaw to protest against the “democratorship” of the new conservative government amid a continuing constitutional deadlock in Poland.

    The crisis began after the Eurosceptic Law and Justice (PiS) party, which won October’s election, appointed five out of 15 judges to the country’s highest judicial body. Opposition parties have slammed the move as illegal.

    However, the government has denied allegations of any illegality. Prime Minister Beata Szydło said that the original appointments by the previous government “were made based on a faulty law”.



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