Thousands In Poland Protest Authorities Judicial Reform Plans

In the evening, they assembled outside courthouses and placed lights around the buildings in a show of support for judges.
Their main theme has been the defense of democracy under the ruling party, which controls both houses of parliament and also enjoys support from President Andrzej Duda.
They say it violates judicial independence and the rule of law.
Legislation that was adopted last week has drawn condemnation from European Union politicians and from Poland’s opposition.
The fractured and weak opposition has posed little challenge to the government, other than participating in the protests.

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