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    INTRODUCTION: Poland seems set for fresh industrial unrest.

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    SVs (MUTE) Solidarity members in Warsaw at meeting (3 shots)
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    2.
    SV & GVs (MUTE) Polish farmers demonstrating in Warsaw (4 shots)
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    GVs (MUTE) Polish armed forces on parade (5 shots)
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    SV ZOOM IN TO CU Lech Walesa speaking in Polish
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: Poland seems set for fresh industrial unrest. As Lech Walesa, leader of the independent trade union "Solidarity" left for a be preparing to confront a new wave of strikes called in the face of tough official reactions to recent union protests.

    SYNOPSIS: Local branches of "Solidarity" have threatened a series of warning strikes unless the government meets their demands for an end to official harassment of their representatives.

    The union's latest demand is for recognition of Rural Solidarity, an organisation of farmers and farm workers. So far, their claims have not met a favourable response. Occupations of official premises in towns close to the Soviet border in the south have been ended by police in riot gear.

    The government takes a dim view of "Solidarity's" latest moves. Premier Josef Pinkowski said on Monday (12 January) that certain individuals in "Solidarity" were trying to create unnecessary tensions. And Communist Party leader Stanislaw Kania has warned the organisation that there is no room for an anti-socialist political opposition in Poland.

    FOR 5 SECS AND CUE AT 35 FT/10.7 MTRS/56 SECS
    "Solidarity" leader Lech Walesa -- an unemployed electrician only six months ago -- has learned rapidly how to handle pressure, and says he is unruffled by the warning. He told newsmen before he left for Rome that he was looking forward to meeting the Pope and with being reunited with his father.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABHBHG7HU5E1NP27KHAMRSHVR9
    Media URN:
    VLVABHBHG7HU5E1NP27KHAMRSHVR9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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