Walesa urges Poles to protect democracy by 'all means'

Walesa urges Poles to protect democracy by 'all means'Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa joined in Saturday the protests against a proposed reform of the nation’s Supreme Court, urging Poles to protect their democracy with “all means”. The measure, which opponents say imperils the independence of the judiciary, has already drawn a threat of sanctions from the European Union and massive street demonstrations. “Our generation succeeded in putting Poland back on track and ensuring the separation of powers,” the former president said in the northern city of Gdansk.



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