The European Commission has initiated infringement proceedings against Poland for its government’s recent overhaul of the judicial system. The reforms implemented by the Law and Justice Party are not to the Commission’s taste, to the point where it has expressed “grave concerns” over the changes; hence the infringement process.
The EC’s decision doesn’t sit well with many ordinary Poles, some of whom gathered yesterday in Warsaw to express their anger at and contempt for the EU.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this clip, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||Chant: It’s Poland, not Brussels!|
|00:12||Chant: …Dad in ZOMO [communist anti-riots units], son in KOD [Soros group]!|
|00:16||…they talk about the lack of the rule of law and so on…|
|00:20||they interfere in Polish internal affairs, and in the meantime…|
|00:36||Banner: Association Never Again [leftist anti-racist, anti-fascist, blah blah organization]|
|00:52||Picture: Donald Tusk, former PM for leftist Civic Platform, now President of the European Council|
|01:08||banner: Political criticism|
|01:20||“But in Poland, the Polish people should be the ones who rule, and not some oligarchs|
|01:24||from Brussels, who say: ‘This law is bad, that law is good.’|
|01:28||We don’t agree with that. We solve Polish problems in Poland.”|
|01:32||“Informers get lost! Get out of Poland!” Her banner: “Wake up Poland, fascism is coming!”|
|01:36||Chant: Red mischief!|
|01:49||Chant: Children of Soros!