Varsó, 2016. december 17. Tüntetõk elállják a parlament varsói épületének kijáratait a 2016. december 17-re virradó éjjel, hogy a kormánypárt elnöke és a miniszterelnök ne tudjon távozni. A Demokráciavédelmi Bizottság (KOD) nevû ellenzéki mozgalom felhívására tartott tüntetés résztvevõi amiatt tiltakoztak, hogy az alsóház elnöke, Marek Kuchcinski javaslata szerint 2017-tõl az újságírók nem a szejmben, hanem egy külön épületben felállítandó sajtóközpontban dolgozhatnának azzal az indokkal, hogy ne zavarják a képviselõk munkáját. (MTI/EPA/Bartlomiej Zborowski)

Budapest, December 17 (MTI) – Parties of the leftist opposition on Saturday voiced solidarity with protests in Poland against new media rules seen as curbing press freedoms.

Socialist deputy group leader László Szakács condemned “populist and demagogue” policies restricting freedom rights.

In a statement, the Democratic Coalition party called it “shameful” that the Polish government “orders riot police against the democratic opposition on the anniversary of the communist government’s announcing a state of emergency and imprisoning thousands in 1981”.

The Együtt party condemned the Polish government’s “illiberal media policy similar to that of Viktor Orbán”.

The Liberal Party welcomed the demonstrations and called it “exemplary” that “thousands of democratic Poles” stage protests in front of the Polish Sejm. The Liberals have also condemned the Polish police’s “brutal” action against the protesters.

The Dialogue Party said in a statement sent to MTI that in Poland “democracy is mutilated in the Orbanian manner” and hailed the “brave stance” of the opposition. “Freedom of the press is the number one instrument to hold the government to account” they said and warned that “autarchic systems in the making will attempt to restrict and silence the media everywhere”.

Photo: MTI/EPA/Bartlomiej Zborowski

Source: MTI

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  1. Many people have a lot of time to waste. If you do not agree with the government policies, do not vote for them. The people with the extra time could do something good for the country by picking up the garbage they throw on the ground, visit lonely people in hospitals or just smile at a stranger to make them feel good around Christmas. People should realize by now communism should be dead, it did not work. Start figuring out why the eastern block changed governments and then maybe you do not have to make a lot of noise on a cold day.

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