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Kaczyński first demanded that police use physical coercion against the protesters already on October 25th. Regional police headquarters told local precincts that the officers should adopt a “harsh” response to the women’s marches. This order was reversed at the last minute by Jarosław Szymczyk, the Chief Commander of the Police Force. 

According to our sources, Szymczyk’s decision was made at the request of Mariusz Kamiński, the Minister of Internal Affairs, who disagreed with Kaczyński over how to handle the protests. One factor that was key to this volte face was the realization that in small cities police officers would essentially be asked to use violence against their sisters, wifes and daughters. There was a serious risk that they would refuse to comply. 

After Kamiński confiscated the little tyrant's toolkit away from Kaczyński, the chairman of Law and Justice addressed the public directly. In his speech, made available by the party on their YouTube channel, he called on “all patriots” to take the matters in their own hands and stop at nothing to defend Polish churches, and by extension, the Polish nation. 

It did not matter that most marches were taking place in front of the government’s buildings, and the “attacks on the Church” consisted of protesters entering masses with banners or spray painting slogans on the temples’ outside walls. Regular hooligans and fascist militias alike were more than happy to respond to Kaczyński’s call - over the next days there were multiple assaults on protesters and journalists who covered them.

Once the self-appointed leader of the Polish nation decided that women should be beaten on the streets, he refused to simply allow one of his underlings to destroy his plan. If the police failed to do his bidding, his thugs would. 

Last week, the chairman of Law and Justice was discontent with the fact that too few police officers were guarding his local parish. According to oko.press, he refused to believe that many of them were undercover and so there was no way for him to identify their true number. Even though Kamiński himself assured Kaczyński over the phone that this was the case, Tsar Jarosław requested his security detail to drive him around the numerous churches located in the Warsaw’s district where he lives. The benevolent ruler had to make sure that there were enough troopers ready to beat up anyone who had the chutzpah to enter a temple with a protest sign. 

Then came November 11th. Aggressive extreme nationalists were looking for any reason to clash with the police during their annual so-called “Independence March”. They did not like the sight of protesters in front of one shop in the centre of Warsaw, so they stormed the police cordon separating them. Later on, they saw a poster supporting the women’s protests as well as a rainbow flag on the balcony of a residential building, so they shot flares through the windows of a flat two storeys below. The apartment went into flames. Finally, they attacked the police in front of the National Stadium since the march was coming to an end and there was nothing better to do. In response, police completely lost control of the situation - it used violence not only against the rioters, but also against bystanders and several journalists.

The day after, Kaczyński called a special meeting at the Law and Justice headquarters. Its main goal was to discuss how it was possible for the police to be peaceful during the protests of female terrorists over the last month and yet to act so aggressively towards the salt-of-the-earth, patriotic Polish boys. According to Onet.pl, Kaczyński strongly considered demoting Kamiński, which would also lead to Szymczyk’s resignation from heading the police forces. 

This brings us to yesterday, when the first large-scale women’s protest since the events of November 11 was due to take place. The original plan was to assemble in front of the Polish Sejm. However, after hundreds of police transport vehicles brought thousands of policemen from all over the country to Warsaw to defend the parliament’s building, the organizers changed the itinerary to avoid provocations. This is a regular tactic of the women’s marches aimed at ensuring the safety of the protesters. This time, however, the police had no interest in cooperating. It escalated the conflict each step of the way and did everything to disperse the protests. 

There is no doubt that such a response was not driven by necessity. All previous women’s marches were peaceful, hours-long displays of civil disenchantment to the rhythm of music and dancing. Police officers were present, but content to leave the protesters be. 

Yesterday, the orders they received were different. Kaczyński prevailed, and the uniformed forces were asked to act „harshly”. They ended up surrounding the protesters, beat them up and used tear gas against them. The most violent were undercover officers who infiltrated the crowd, assaulted them with police batons, and immediately retreated behind the police cordon. Magdalena Biejat, a member of parliament from the Left, was tear gassed by an officer standing right in front of her. She was showing him his parliamentary credentials. 

At the same time that police were violently attacking innocent people, a clearly agitated Kaczyński was growling from the parliamentary floor that the opposition “has blood on their hands” and the protesters are using the “SS thunder” as their emblem. 

It is their blood trickling from the wounds caused by the police batons, Mr Kaczyński. The tears are theirs too, squeezed out by officers pepper spraying them.

Both were shed for one reason, and one reason only. To satisfy you - a dangerous, miserable crook suffering from delusion of grandeur.  

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