Polish women go on nationwide strike against proposed abortion ban

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By Rick Noack October 3, Washington Post

Polish women protest in Warsaw against government plans for a complete ban of abortion. (Janek Skarzynski/AFP via Getty Images)

LONDON — Women all over Poland went on strike Monday to protest the government's plans for a ban on abortions. It was unclear how many women participated nationally, but organizers estimated that up to 6 million women joined in the protest, according to news reports.

Some protesters wore black clothes as they marched through the streets on "Black Monday." There were counter-demonstrations, as well, with antiabortion protesters marching in white clothes to distinguish themselves from their ideological opponents.

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