WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police say balloons filled with red paint were thrown at the headquarters of the ruling conservative party during a protest calling for changing the country’s strict abortion laws.
Police spokesman Mariusz Mrozek said about 11 paint-filled balloons were thrown against the Law and Justice party building in central Warsaw late Wednesday as hundreds of people, mostly women, marched through the city urging a liberalization of abortion laws. Similar protests occurred in other cities.
Protesters are angry that parliament is considering tightening the country’s abortion law, which is already one of the most restrictive in Europe. The current Polish law bans all abortions except in exceptional cases.