Pushkov explains how Maidan in Belarus is related to the protests in Poland

03.11.2020, Moscow.

The Polish authorities have faced what they actively supported in Belarus and are already screaming about the threat of “Maidan,” Russian Senator Aleksey Pushkov wrote on November 3 on his Telegram Channel.

This is how Pushkov commented on comparisons of mass protests against prohibition of abortions with “maidan” that appeared in Poland.

“This is contrary to the statements that in a democracy all issues are solved relatively calmly and peacefully. As we can see, however, in Poland, the United States, France, Germany, and others, they are not being solved in this way. The street uprising becomes a feature of any society – both democratic and authoritarian. The coronavirus exacerbates the situation, but the reasons are much deeper,” the senator wrote.

Pushkov also noted the ambiguity of pseudo-democratic rhetoric, when “Maidan” is considered a sign of democracy only in the case of protests in Belarus, while it is not considered as such in Poland where “it is just an outrageous revolt.”

On October 22, 2020 the Constitutional Court of Poland decided to declare abortion for reasons of fetal abnormality as illegal. The next day mass protests broke out in the country, organized by the Women’s Strike feminist movement with active participation of liberal and leftist circles of Poland.

On October 30, the president of Poland Andrzej Duda sent amendments to parliament permitting abortion in cases when the fetus being born with a condition leading inevitably and directly to death. However, feminist and leftist movements of Poland intend to strive for lifting of ban on all abortions.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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