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In Poland, citizens across the political spectrum are rallying behind a simple grey poster

As the country's ruling party seeks to subvert the rule of law, Poles of all ages and political stripes are fighting back

By Annabelle Chapman   October 2017

The banner, reading "constitution", has been used across Poland. Photo: Getty

Summer in Poland was punctuated with protests. Night after night, thousands of people bearing candles gathered outside the Supreme Court, parliament and residential palace in Warsaw. They were protesting a law that would have sacked the supreme court’s judges. More broadly, they had come out to ensure that the government respect the constitution. The symbol of the protests became a simple grey poster with the word konstytucja—constitution—printed on it, held up by Poles of all ages and varied…

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