Warsaw ‘biggest’ rally draws ‘a million’ anti-govt protesters

Two weeks before an important general election, around a million people gathered on Sunday in Warsaw to demonstrate against Poland’s conservative administration.

The “Million Hearts March,” which was organized by opposition leader and former premier Donald Tusk, aimed to mobilize voters before the election.

“This is absolutely the biggest demonstration in Warsaw’s history,” Warsaw city spokeswoman Monika Beuth told AFP, adding that “around a million” people attended.

Many of the demonstrators marched through Warsaw while waving Polish and EU flags. Tusk, the leader of the centrist Civic Coalition bloc, delivered an address at the rally’s conclusion.

“We, here, are Poland,” Tusk told the rally, “and we are here to win”.

“Poland deserves better.. Poland deserves the best”, he said, adding that “more than a million” people were taking part.

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