Poland abortion strike: Thousands of women in over 60 cities refuse to work in protest over restrictive laws

'I am doing it for my daughter,' says one woman

by Harriet Agerholm, The Independent
Oct 3, 2016

Thousands of Polish women dressed in black have boycotted work and taken to the streets in protest against a plan to ban abortions.

Without half their workforce, government offices, universities and schools in 60 cities across the country closed their doors.

For the day of action, dubbed “Black Monday”, women donned dark-coloured clothes in a symbol of mourning for the loss of reproductive rights they fear.

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Source: The Independent