Thousands take to Poland's streets over goverment's plan to curb independence of judiciary

Thousands of people are protesting across Poland against government's plan to put the judicial system under its political control

FP Staff July 23, 2017 12:17:20 IST
Thousands of people are protesting across Poland against government's plan to put the judicial system under its political control. AP
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Thousands of people are protesting across Poland against government's plan to put the judicial system under its political control. AP
Lawmakers in the lower house of Polish Parliament have passed a bill that would force 83 of the country’s top judges to resign and will give the governing party control over who replaces them. AP
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Lawmakers in the lower house of Polish Parliament have passed a bill that would force 83 of the country’s top judges to resign and will give the governing party control over who replaces them. AP
Thousands of protesters across the country took to the streets demanding President Andrzej Duda to veto the bills tabled in Parliament that would give him the power to influence the highest courts. AP
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Thousands of protesters across the country took to the streets demanding President Andrzej Duda to veto the bills tabled in Parliament that would give him the power to influence the highest courts. AP
The European Union has warned Poland that if it passed the proposed bills, the commission would consider sanctions that would result in Poland having its voting rights suspended. AP
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The European Union has warned Poland that if it passed the proposed bills, the commission would consider sanctions that would result in Poland having its voting rights suspended. AP
The European Union and many legal experts have warned that if Poland passes proposed bills, the country will move closer to authoritarianism. AP
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The European Union and many legal experts have warned that if Poland passes proposed bills, the country will move closer to authoritarianism. AP
Crowds of thousands gathered in Warsaw, Krakow and other Polish cities chanted 'free courts' and waved placards protesting against the draft bill. AP
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Crowds of thousands gathered in Warsaw, Krakow and other Polish cities chanted 'free courts' and waved placards protesting against the draft bill. AP