Polish Demonstrators Sing, Protesting Changes to Judiciary Branch Outside Warsaw Palace

StoryfulNewsPublished: July 18, 20172 views
Published: July 18, 2017

Demonstrators holding candles and lights gathered en masse for the third consecutive day in front of Poland’s Presidential Palace in Warsaw to protest against new legislation set to give the ruling party greater control over the judiciary branch. The protesters, who sang the national anthem and chanted “free courts” and “we want a veto,” argue that the changes would be unconstitutional and would threaten judicial independence, according to Radio Poland. Reports say the bill, initially passed on July 14, allows the Law and Justice Party to replace all Supreme Court judges without governmental oversight. Credit: Instagram/Agnieszka Raczek via Storyful

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