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Protests Against Judicial Reforms Continue In Warsaw


Thousands of people gathered in front of the parliament building in Warsaw for another night on July 19 to protest against judicial reforms by Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party. Earlier that day, the European Union gave Warsaw a week to halt the shake-up, which it said would put courts under direct government control, or face punishment for undermining democracy and rule of law. While PiS remains broadly popular among Poles, thousands have been protesting daily against the party's agenda. Protesters chanted slogans against its chairman, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who is seen as the country's de-facto leader. (Reuters)

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