August 8, 2020

Thousands protest in Poland after LGBT activist’s arrest

Warsaw (AFP) – Thousands of people protested across Poland on Saturday waving rainbow flags, a day after a gay rights activist was taken into custody for two months of pre-trial detention.About 50 demonstrators were also detained by police on Friday as the activist, who identifies as a woman named Margot, was taken away in central Warsaw following a controversial court order.The biggest solidarity protest on Saturday was outside the Soviet-era Palace of Culture in Warsaw, where an AFP photographer saw several thousand people — some holding umbrellas with LGBT flags on them.”We are meeting to …

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