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Poland in third day of anti-government protests

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 01:05

Protesters are gathering in Warsaw for a third day of anti-government demonstrations, as opposition MPs refuse to leave Poland's parliamentary chamber. Craig McCulloch reports.

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Crowds, massing in Warsaw, for a third day of anti-government protests. Poland, in political crisis, as opposition MPs refuse to leave parliament's main chamber, objecting to plans to restrict journalists' access. The Prime Minister, denouncing their actions as scandalous and accusing them of acting out of frustration at losing power. The opposition lawmakers, though, say she's destroying democracy and are vowing to stay put till at least Tuesday. They occupied the hall's podium on Friday ahead of a budget vote, forcing the ruling Law and Justice party to move voting to a nearby hall. The opposition says that's illegal. It's the first time since the restoration of democracy in 1989 that such a vote was held outside the main chamber. The protests turned violent in the early hours of Saturday, as police broke up a blockade trying to prevent government MPs from leaving. Since then, the demonstrations have remained peaceful.

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Poland in third day of anti-government protests

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 01:05