05:47 GMT30 November 2020
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    WARSAW (Sputnik) – Around 100,000 people took part in Friday protests in the Polish capital of Warsaw over the government's decision to outlaw access to abortion in the event of fetal defects, a spokeswoman for the city administration said.

    The Polish ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) is persistently holding an anti-abortion campaign. As a result of that, it is now possible to make abortion in Poland only in case of life-threatening condition of a woman, or a rape.

    "About 100,000 people are protesting in the streets of Warsaw", the spokeswoman said on late Friday.

    Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski was reportedly seen among those demonstrating. He took to Twitter to support the protest, saying that this is a not only a "protest to defend women's rights", but also a protest "against the cynical power".

    According to other media outlets, the rally resulted in some clashes, with those radicalised, allegedly counter-protesters, throwing bottles and stones at police officers. Several dozens of protesters have been detained.

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