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.

More info: ewplonka.wixsite.com | Facebook | Instagram

#1

People Are Protesting In Poland Against New Laws That Ban Abortion

"So bad that even introverts came out"

Report

#2

People Are Protesting In Poland Against New Laws That Ban Abortion

Law and Justice (PiS) is suspicious.

Report

#3

People Are Protesting In Poland Against New Laws That Ban Abortion

"#Striking women

Hope your d**k steps on a LEGO"

"#Women's hell"

Report

#5

People Are Protesting In Poland Against New Laws That Ban Abortion

"Rights for people with uterus"

Report

#7

People Are Protesting In Poland Against New Laws That Ban Abortion

"A drunk"

"My p***y is not Jarusia's (Jaroslaw Kaczynski's)"

Report

#8

People Are Protesting In Poland Against New Laws That Ban Abortion

"This government topples women over"

Report

#9

People Are Protesting In Poland Against New Laws That Ban Abortion

Destroy the infamous.

Report

See Also on Bored Panda
See Also on Bored Panda