Poland: Warsaw landmark outfitted with anti-govt watchword
September 16 at 2:51 PM
WARSAW, Poland â" Anti-government demonstrators have clad Warsawâs most popular statue in a tunic with âConstitutionâ written on it while opposing changes to Polandâs judicial system enacted under the countryâs right-wing government.
Hundreds of people gathered in the capitalâs historic Castle Square on Sunday to show displeasure with the politics of the government and the ruling Law and Justice party.
Two of them used a crane to reach the top of the statue of 17th-century monarch King Sigismund III Vasa set atop a column â" a landmark 22-meters tall (72-feet.)
The white garment with the Polish word âkonstytucjaâ written in capital letters covered the kingâs armor.
The European Union has warned Polandâs government that its reorganization of the Supreme Court and forced retirement of some of court judges undermine the rule o f law.
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