In France, there has been a show of support for the banned Solidarity trade union in Poland, with protestors gathering at the Beaubourg Centre in Paris on December 13.
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Background: PARIS, FRANCE
In France, there has been a show of support for the banned Solidarity trade union in Poland, with protestors gathering at the Beaubourg Centre in Paris on December 13. The demonstration came as the Polish authorities announced the suspension of martial law -- exactly one year after it was clamped down. The supporters gathered beneath Solidarity banners, and bands played in front of posters depicting prisoners behind barbed wire. Demonstrators marched through the centre of the city, holding their banners and posters and chanting pro-Solidarity slogans. In Poland, despite the apparent relaxation of martial law, thousands of Solidarity union members remain interned, although the authorities have said they will release many of them. The union has demanded the release of all political detainees and the consent to form their own independent unions. The Polish authorities have called on the country for a united effort. This demonstration in Paris was of many taking place in cities in western Europe on the first anniversary of martial law in Poland.
Source: REUTERS - JEAN-PAUL CAUSSIDERY