On Wednesday, thousands of women went out to march against a new law that bans abortion. The protests have been going on for 7 days, with no apparent end in sight.
Like many other Polish cities, Krakow's streets are full of angry people who want to make a change to this injustice. Here is my photoreportage covering it. The protesters have chosen the symbol of red lightning, used red and white-colored makeup and signs of red hoods, which represent the series Handmaid's Tale, in which the authoritarian state violates the rights of women.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the ruling Law and Justice party leader, has called on his supporters to "defend Poland" against protesters that want to "destroy the nation." Things have been escalating rapidly, and riot police were deployed a day ago. Many critics call the use of such martial methods undemocratic and unfair to its citizens, to say the least.
"So bad that even introverts came out"
Law and Justice (PiS) is suspicious.
Hope your d**k steps on a LEGO"
"Rights for people with uterus"
"My p***y is not Jarusia's (Jaroslaw Kaczynski's)"
"This government topples women over"
Destroy the infamous.