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Plans to overhaul Poland's judiciary would end the country's status as a democratic state based on the rule of law and should be scrapped, more than two dozen rights groups and non-governmental organisations said in a petition on Wednesday.

“A single tweet with complete diagnosis,” the president of the Nowoczesna caucus Katarzyna Lubnauer told TVN24's Fakty po Faktach, commenting on a tweet by the President of the European Council Donald Tusk. “He came to the conclusion that this is the moment to speak courageously about what's happening,” she added.

Stanisław Piotrowicz, a man that has become one of the faces of Law and Justice’s judicial revolution played a more important role in the communist judiciary than he admits, as claimed by those who worked with him back then. They talk about his career in the Polish United Workers’ Party (PZPR) and at the prosecutor’s office. This career, contrary to what Piotrowicz himself declares, did not end at the time of martial law, about the introduction of which, by the way, he had no objections back then. Material of the “Czarno na białym” show.

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Monday there was no place in Poland for xenophobia, anti-Semitism and "sick nationalism", denouncing hate speech at a nationalist march in Warsaw in comments later echoed by ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

Twelve women were forcibly removed from the route of Saturday’s nationalist march after they assembled to voice their opposition. “They stood there instead of law enforcement services. Defenceless women faced down the brown wave. This was not a minor incident, it was a heroic act,” said Rafał Kasprzak, leader of Obywatele RP, an NGO. He also said that Warsaw’s authorities should have disbanded the march as law was being broken.