Poland: Crowds of protesters rally in Warsaw against judicial overhaul

Crowds of protesters attempted to cross security barriers around the Polish Parliament complex in Warsaw on Tuesday where the upper house was debating controversial law reforms. The draft law would see greater political control over the courts exercised by the president and the parliament instead of the justice minister, allowing politicians to decide upon the composition of the Supreme Court... Еще. On Friday, the lower house approved the amendments, while the upper house began debates earlier today. The overhaul of the judiciary has spurred a number of protests across Poland, with the European Union issuing warnings that judicial independence is at risk.

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