In a historic gathering outside the headquarters of Telewizja Polska on Woronicza Street in Warsaw, crowds assembled today. Among them were journalists, publicists, and key politicians from the Law and Justice party. Addressing the gathering was former Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
A demonstration advocating for freedom of speech is currently underway. Despite the adverse weather conditions, crowds have gathered at Woronicza. The demonstration was being reported by Telewizja Republika.
As reported by journalist Aleksander Wierzejski, “there are hundreds, if not thousands, of people gathered in front of the Telewizja Polska building; people are saying that we are witnessing a ‘coup.'”
Addressing the gathered crowd, Mateusz Morawiecki stated, “Ladies and gentlemen, we must stand together. We must defend Poland, Polish independence, and our democracy above all. This is a historic moment. The Tusk government unlawfully deprived us of public media. Now there will be propaganda akin to what TVN and the German-owned Onet spread. Let us not allow this!”
The impassioned plea for unity and defense of democratic values echoes amidst the fervor outside the TV station. The sentiment expressed by Morawiecki underscores the perceived threat to media independence and national sovereignty, resonating deeply with the assembled supporters.
The scene outside Telewizja Polska symbolizes a pivotal moment in Poland’s socio-political landscape, as citizens rally together, braving the inclement weather to defend what they perceive as an attack on their freedom and democracy.
The call for unity and resilience in the face of perceived encroachments on media freedom signals a determination among the gathered masses to safeguard their country’s fundamental values. As the demonstration continues, the eyes of the nation remain fixed on this significant and tumultuous event outside the TV headquarters, embodying the ongoing struggle for the integrity of Polish media and democratic principles.