Dec 212016
Krakow News 21 December 2016: Krakow Stands In Solidarity With Berlin / Retirement Age Lowered / More Protest against PiS

CRIME: Krakow Stands In Solidarity With Berlin Tauron Arena, standing illuminated by the colours of the German flag, and the Krakow City Office, with their own German flag hanging beside the Polish one, are sending Krakow’s message of compassion across the border. On Monday evening in the capital city of Berlin, a truck bearing Polish license plates ploughed into the festive crowd at a Christmas market. Twelve people were killed in the attack, while nearly fifty were injured. According to reports, the driver of the vehicle has been named as a 23 yr old immigrant from Pakistan. The car is believed to have been stolen as the dead body of it’s Polish owner was found in the back of the truck. Angela Merkel has stated that she believe it to be an act of terrorism. Yesterday at noon, Polish truck drivers across the country honked their horns in commemoration of their fallen comrade. [Radio Krakow] HEALTH: The Retirement Age Has Been Lowered After three years of protest […]

Dec 202016
Krakow News 20 December 2016:  PiS Pelted With Eggs / Xmas Tram Changes / Orphanage for Unwanted Christmas Trees /

POLITICS:  PiS Pelted With Eggs By Protesters It may be unsurprising to some that PiS have once more ended a day with egg on their faces – but this time it’s not a metaphor. As PiS leaders such as Jarosław Kaczyński attended the re-funeral for the previously exhumed presidential couple at Wawel Hill, protesters also attended to them. On Sunday evening, around 100 anti-government protesters attempted to block first the entry and later the exit of PiS members. Holding signs that bore the phrase ‘Go to hell’, specifically addressed to Kaczyński, demonstrators sat and even lay on the road in order to block passage. As police attempted to oppress the crowd, PiS members were able to gain entry to Wawel Hill. This did not discourage the protesters who waited patiently for the politicians’ re-emergence in order to ensure that their voices were heard. Ultimately, the PiS members managed to circumvent the blockade and escape into their waiting limousines on Ul. Podzamcze. However, this […]

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