Warsaw: Protesters block Parliament against restrictions on the Press
Dec 17, Warsaw: Thousands of protesters have blockaded the Polish parliament in Warsaw in support of opposition MPs unhappy about rules restricting press reporting.
According to local media reports, the opposition objects to government plans to limit the number of journalists allowed to cover parliamentary proceedings.Michal Szczerba, a MP from the opposition Civic Platform party, tweeted early on Saturday: "For the first time I have seen armed police at the parliament building."
The opposition accused the government of passing next year's budget unlawfully earlier on Friday evening by transferring the key vote to a smaller hall and excluding the press.The session which passed the budget was quorate, but the opposition demanded that the budget vote be held again in the main parliament chamber next week.
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