Many Polish women seems to be angry and this mass demonstration is not new. The Black women marches are older and thus have build some organisational, agitprop, political, action and grassroots experients. Maybe women and men of the former Inicjatywa Feministyczna, and the present day Inicjatywa Polska of Barbara Nowacka, Wiosna from Robert Biedroń whom supports feminism (notably the right to abortion for all women), Partia Zieloni of Małgorzata Elżbieta Tracz, Twój Ruch from Janusz Palikot, Lewica Razem from Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk, Adrian Zandberg, Marcelina Zawisza, Jakub Baran, Aleksandra Cacha, Alicja Czubek, Maciej Konieczny, Magdalena Malińska, Mateusz Mirys and Katarzyna Paprota, and Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej from Włodzimierz Czarzasty, Jerzy Hausner and Wojciech Olejniczak are behind the STRAJK KOBIET of today. Probably Platforma Obywatelska is involved in it too. In one of the strike video's I saw a Car with the Platforma Obywatelska sign, PO supporters thus who joined the protests. Many PO voters are social-liberals who value environmentalism, secularism and Europeanisation.
Pieter and John, thanks for reporting about abortion ban and the protests. As much as I am against abortion used as a birth control, the restrictions in Poland go way over the board. The protesters are so upset about the totalitarian government and what looks as the absoulte power, that the situation is almost beyond any control.
+++Jaga, can this tensions lead to clashes or political confrontations, aggression and violence from both sides? +++
people are so pissed off, that they even write this on the banners, since the name of the party is PIS. But the reason behind it is Kaczynski, who seem to live in his old world and he does not try even to reach to young people.