Protesters take to the streets of Poland over abortion court ruling

October 27, 2020

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A crowd gathers outside the house of the Polish conservative ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, protesting a court decision that declared abortions of fetuses with congenital defects unconstitutional, in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 23, 2020.

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For five days straight, thousands have taken to the streets of cities across Poland to protest a court ruling on abortion. The country’s Constitutional Tribunal last week outlawed abortion in all but the most exceptional of circumstances. And, Germany has been pretty successful containing the coronavirus and also getting students back into classrooms. But in southern Germany, two counties are going into lockdown because cases there are spiking again. Also, Sacha Baron Cohen's iconic character Borat has been at the center of many controversial moments. Now with a new "Borat" film out, Kazakhstan has embraced the fictitious Kazakh journalist’s catchphrase: “Very nice” and turned it into the country’s tourism slogan.


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