Large-scale protest in support for Poland’s membership of the European Union was held in the center of Warsaw, summed up the AP.
The agency clarified that the protest is against the decision of the Constitutional Court of October 7, which states that Polish law has more weight than the norms of European law.
Former President of the European Council, former Prime Minister of Poland and leader of Poland’s largest opposition party, the Civic Coalition, Donald Tusk called on citizens to protest. “Operation on withdrawal of Poland from the EU, planned by Jaroslav Kaczynski, is in full swing. If we don’t do anything, nothing will stop it, “Tusk said in a video message posted on Twitter.
We have to save Poland, no one will do it for us. We meet this Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at Plac Zamkowy in Warsaw. Poland is worth our commitment, our future is worth it! pic.twitter.com/XN6qas4GgZ
— Donald Tusk (@donaldtusk) October 8, 2021
Tusk even described the Constitutional Court’s ruling as a betrayal of national interests. “We must save Poland. No one will do it for us,” the opposition leader urged.
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Several thousand people responded to his call. With the flags of Poland and the European Union, they gathered in the center of Warsaw. There were demonstrations in other big cities – Gdansk, Poznan, Szczecin, Wroclaw.
The Polish Constitutional Court ruled on October 7 that several articles of the EU Treaties do not comply with the Polish Constitution, which calls into question the rule of law of the European Union above national law.
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For its part, the Polish Foreign Ministry replied that Warsaw continues to respect European Union law, and the judges’ decision means that are unacceptable “forms of its interpretation or application when it violates the Constitution “.