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Poland: Arrests made at Warsaw rally against COVID restrictions02:42

Poland: Arrests made at Warsaw rally against COVID restrictions

Poland, Warsaw
October 24, 2020 at 16:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police used tear gas and made arrests at a rally against coronavirus restrictions in Warsaw on Saturday.

The confrontations came as hundreds marched through the city after the Polish authorities announced that public gatherings would be limited to up to five people due to the rising numbers of coronavirus infections, with bars and restaurants also set to close for two weeks.

Police officers could be seen using mace as protesters taunted them, with one demonstrator running on the roofs of police vans at the demo.

The new restrictions came into place as Poland faces a spike in the numbers of COVID-19 infections with more than 13,600 new cases on Friday, a new daily case record, with Polish President Andrzej Duda numbering among the newly infected.

On Friday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki justified the restrictions saying that "very decisive" action was called for as the country "must stop the growth of infections."

Poland: Arrests made at Warsaw rally against COVID restrictions02:42
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Police used tear gas and made arrests at a rally against coronavirus restrictions in Warsaw on Saturday.

The confrontations came as hundreds marched through the city after the Polish authorities announced that public gatherings would be limited to up to five people due to the rising numbers of coronavirus infections, with bars and restaurants also set to close for two weeks.

Police officers could be seen using mace as protesters taunted them, with one demonstrator running on the roofs of police vans at the demo.

The new restrictions came into place as Poland faces a spike in the numbers of COVID-19 infections with more than 13,600 new cases on Friday, a new daily case record, with Polish President Andrzej Duda numbering among the newly infected.

On Friday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki justified the restrictions saying that "very decisive" action was called for as the country "must stop the growth of infections."

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