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    The lawmakers from the opposition Polish parties have been blocking the parliament for three days in a row since they took the podium at the Sejm, the lower house, on Friday while their supporters have been protesting outside the building amid planned media restrictions in the parliament.

    WARSAW (Sputnik) — The opposition plans to continue the protest until Tuesday.

    On Saturday, demonstrators protested in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw in what became the biggest political standoff between the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) and several opposition groups. Thousands of people gathered in support of opposition Civic Platform party lawmakers who disrupted the parliamentary session a day earlier in protest of a decision to restrict media access to the Sejm.

    The new media restrictions would allow only a limited number of TV stations in Poland to record parliamentary sessions starting next year.

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    Freedom of Press, protest, Civic Platform, Polish Law and Justice Political Party (PiS), Poland
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