Law and Justice
The country is facing a third-straight night of nationwide protests.
Tomasz Rzymkowski, an MP with a long track record of far-right activism, has been promoted to a senior role in the heart of Poland’s government.
Thousands are expected to take part in a massive pro-choice rally.
The Law and Justice party surged to power in 2015 on the back of a xenophobic campaign demonizing refugees and migrants. Now, politicians have turned their attention to the LGBTQ community.
Since coming to power in 2015, Law and Justice has implemented generous welfare programs, which have proved popular with many voters.
“People who look stereotypically queer or gay are being attacked on the street for this, almost every day.”
After years of silence, Poland’s leadership might finally be trying to distance itself from the country’s radical far-right.
Critics say Poland's populist government has harnessed, legitimized, and emboldened ultranationalist politics, allowing it to spread from the margins into mainstream political discourse.