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Thousands of women hit the streets of Warsaw today as part of a nationwide series of parades to mark International Women’s Day.

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Last year the ruling PIS party hit the headlines after a proposal to ban abortion was met with outrage: the controversial idea was swiftly dropped after marches across the country attracted tens of thousands of furious protesters.

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Many of today’s participants saw the march as an opportunity to remind the government that they remain under close scrutiny.

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Celebratory in spirit, the parade drew a diverse crowd of all ages, backgrounds and professions, and presented a united front at a time when many have expressed fears that attitudes towards women are in danger of regressing.

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(Words: AW / Photos: AW & KD)

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