Poland: A May Day Show of Defiance

Jaruzelski eases martial law, but Solidarity stages a protest

As a 24-gun salute boomed across Warsaw to begin the official May Day parade last Saturday, a crowd of some 10,000 Poles gathered in the capital's old town began to clap rhythmically. They were not applauding the regime. Instead, they were rallying under the defiant banner of the independent union Solidarity. Flashing the victory sign and waving placards demanding FREE THE INTERNEES, the demonstrators headed off in the general direction of the authorized parade. They called to bystanders to join the march, and soon more than 20,000 were chanting "Solidarity," "Leszek"...

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