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March 9, 1989
Polish students marched or rallied in at least six cities on the anniversary of free speech riots in 1968. The demonstrations were remarkable for their peacefulness and for the restraint shown by police. Brief disturbances broke out at the end of marches in Wroclaw and Warsaw, but only members of radical fringe groups were involved, and they were shrugged off as provocateurs by fellow demonstrators.
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January 15, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 1,000 young Poles clashed with police after the funeral of a 13-year-old basketball fan killed by an officer. The mourners, many from cities across Poland, threw rocks at riot police who tried to stop them from marching to the spot where Przemek Czaja was killed with a nightstick after a basketball game Saturday in Slupsk, 250 miles north of Warsaw. Police detained at least 50 people before the crowd dispersed. Young Poles have rioted nightly since Czaja died.
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NEWS
December 14, 1988
Polish demonstrators threw percussion grenades, stones and tear-gas canisters at riot police in Warsaw in a bitter anti-government protest on the seventh anniversary of Poland's 1981 martial-law crackdown on the Solidarity union. Witnesses said the protesters, estimated in the hundreds, attacked the police, punching and kicking them in close-quarter fighting. Solidarity union sources said that protests by thousands of other demonstrators erupted in Krakow, Lodz, Wroclaw and Lublin.
NEWS
March 9, 1989
Polish students marched or rallied in at least six cities on the anniversary of free speech riots in 1968. The demonstrations were remarkable for their peacefulness and for the restraint shown by police. Brief disturbances broke out at the end of marches in Wroclaw and Warsaw, but only members of radical fringe groups were involved, and they were shrugged off as provocateurs by fellow demonstrators.
NEWS
January 15, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 1,000 young Poles clashed with police after the funeral of a 13-year-old basketball fan killed by an officer. The mourners, many from cities across Poland, threw rocks at riot police who tried to stop them from marching to the spot where Przemek Czaja was killed with a nightstick after a basketball game Saturday in Slupsk, 250 miles north of Warsaw. Police detained at least 50 people before the crowd dispersed. Young Poles have rioted nightly since Czaja died.
NEWS
December 14, 1988
Polish demonstrators threw percussion grenades, stones and tear-gas canisters at riot police in Warsaw in a bitter anti-government protest on the seventh anniversary of Poland's 1981 martial-law crackdown on the Solidarity union. Witnesses said the protesters, estimated in the hundreds, attacked the police, punching and kicking them in close-quarter fighting. Solidarity union sources said that protests by thousands of other demonstrators erupted in Krakow, Lodz, Wroclaw and Lublin.
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