In Solidarity



Yesterday evening.

Outside the Polish consulate on Eden Quay, Dublin.

People gathered to support the tens of thousands of protesters who yesterday demonstrated across Poland against proposals for a total ban on abortion.

Previously: Free Tonight?

Video via Rafal Kostrzewa

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35 thoughts on “In Solidarity

  1. Eamonn Clancy

    Looks like the gal with the black tape over her lips was at the wrong protest, as this has nothing to do with free speech.

  2. nellyb

    Passed them on the bus yesterday, well organised. Respect!
    90s promised Polish folks liberation, but new governors surpassed soviets in oppression, subjugation and corruption. Bit like us and brits.
    “…in the late 1950s … in the 1960s and 1970s. It was not uncommon that women from countries where abortions were restricted, such as Sweden, travelled to Poland to carry out abortions which were accessible and affordable there…” (wikip)

    1. newsjustin

      “…but new governors surpassed soviets in oppression, subjugation and corruption.”

      Well that’s clearly not true.

        1. newsjustin

          Which, of course, is not proposed.

          Accepting that it’s an issue that you’re understandably concerned about, it doesn’t mean that Polish society is more oppressive, more corrupt, and it’s people more prone to subjugation than when it was under totalitarian control, as nellyb claimed.

          1. Daisy Chainsaw

            Just because it happens in the US, El Salvador, Argentina, India, there’s no reason to believe it won’t happen in Poland.

            No reason at all!!

          2. MoyestWithExcitement

            That’s Nelly’s personal perspective just like your personal perspective on a woman flushing a literally microscopic cluster of cells from her body is the destruction of a human being. You can’t really complain about emotive hyperbole when you’re so fond of it yourself.

        2. classter

          This proposed law is a ridiculous and retrograde step & it is of a piece with a trend in Polish politics for a while in becoming more right wing & authoritarian.

          But no, it clearly is not trues that ‘new governors surpassed soviets in oppression, subjugation and corruption’. It demonstrates a confident ignorance & shallow disregard for the facts.

  3. prochoice 4 eva

    I was there..most of them were irish lefties – usual rent a protesters…
    given the large amount of polish in ireland you’d have thought there would be more..if they were so much against it.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      Usual lefty “rent a protesters” like yourself, eh? Not everyone lives in or near Dublin to attend an early evening protest. Anyway, the Polish in Poland turned out in huge numbers.

      1. prochoice 4 eva

        moi Bob? I was ….I get a lift outside jimmy chungs after work most days.
        I was there for quite some time yest as my lift was late.

        but thanks nonetheless for your thought provoking put down.

        1. Bob

          Yeah, I’m still fairly positive you weren’t there and are just trying to dismiss something you don’t agree with.

    2. Faecal Matters

      True. I would have thought the usual rent a protesters would be much more in favour of shoe cream

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