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Pro-democracy protest in Bydgoszcz, in central Poland, in December last year (Photo: Jaap Arriens)

Analysis

What is KOD, the Polish pro-democracy movement?

Poland was used to public resistance under communism.

Mass protests became a thing of the past in 1989 when the regime fell and, in recent times, only papal visits and nationalist rallies drew big crowds.

But on Saturday (4 June), the 27th anniversary of Poland’s first semi-free elections in 1989, thousands of Poles will march to defend their hard-won freedom.

It is the latest in a series of demonstrations since the Law and Justice (PiS) party of Jaroslaw Kaczynski won pow...

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