1000s Protest as Polish President Signs Judicial Appointments Law

Thousands of people staged protests across Poland on Thursday after President Andrzej Duda signed into law a measure effectively letting the government choose the next Supreme Court chief. The European Union, human rights groups and opposition parties in Poland say the legislation and other changes pushed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party undermine judicial independence and democracy. Crowds gathered outside the presidential palace in Warsaw chanting "shame." Many held candles...

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