Krakow News 9 April 2016: Protest against abortion images / Planty plants/trees to be catalogued


Protest against abortion images

Today in front of the Peter and Paul church on Grozdka Street a protest of psychology students took place. The group was protesting against the images of unborn foetuses in amidst of the ongoing abortion debate. This protest took place along side a pro-life protest that took place near the church as well. They hope that with their appearance would contrast the pro-life one at the same time, however their appearance was not legally reported to local officials which is required with public demonstrations. [Radio Krakow]

Planty plants/trees to be catalogued

Have you ever wondered what state the trees on Planty are in? Turns out, only 7% of them require any supervision. After a recent check, the over 2.2 thousand trees and 3 thousand plants on the Krakow Planty were assessed. A European project (Europejskiego Obszaru Gospodarczego) commissioned the assessment of the state of the plants and trees on Planty, and cataloging every tree and plant on the strip of green park surrounding the Old Town. Soon, a database will be featured online listing all the types of greenery on Planty. [Onet]





2 thoughts on “Krakow News 9 April 2016: Protest against abortion images / Planty plants/trees to be catalogued

  • April 10, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Regarding abortion and some other matters, Poland is now experiencing something like the Counter Reformation of the 16th century.

    Today, some people are working to turn the clock back 80 or more years. I recall in the late 1950s seeing some school children in Poland cross the street to kiss a priest’s hand and receive his blessing. The only reason I did not do it, is came from a less religious home. Today, I understand that most likely the priest enjoyed his status even more that the children enjoyed his blessing. I am sure many priests would love to have that old status again.

    But “to se ne vrati”

    • April 12, 2016 at 6:37 am

      I am an atheist or maybe an agnostic who enjoys some of the traditions of Christianity. I do not see however how opposition to a practice
      which results in the ripping apart of a human body, as is the case in most abortions makes me religious?


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