Poland New Threats

Trying intimidation again

It was no ordinary group that gathered secretly in a Gdansk apartment last week. Sitting alongside former Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa were other prominent activists of the banned trade union, which has called for a nationwide 15-minute strike on Feb. 28 to protest a proposed increase in food prices. Among those present: Bogdan Lis of Gdansk, Adam Michnik of Warsaw and Wladyslaw Frasyniuk of Wroclaw.

Thirty minutes after the meeting began, policemen burst into the room. Walesa and Activist Jerzy Trzcinski were allowed to go home; Lis, Michnik and Frasyniuk were put under arrest by the Gdansk prosecutor's office. In all,...

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