On Tuesday (26.07) the District Court in Bialystok discontinued the proceedings against 8 All-Poland Youth activists, who during the January demonstration CODE set up a safety vest with the inscription "Committee for Debate Protection".
On January 9, demonstrators of the Democratic Defense Committee held "in defense of the public media". In Bialystok, the slogan "Jar slaw Polka leave" was scribbled under the seat of the regional branch of Polish Television.
At one point among the participants also appeared 10 activists of All-Polish Youth, who created reflective vests with their own extension of the CODE - "Debate Defense Committee" and surrounded the demonstration. They were quickly turned over by the police, some of them fined.
Before the district court, proceedings were held in which the Allies were accused of obstructing the course of an unreported assembly, for which they could be punished by deprivation of liberty or fines.
- The time has come when it was impossible to express their views freely. It was on the first day of the march that all were unanimous. In this case, COA activists should count on their counterparts, "he said at the defender's defense meeting.
The All-Polish Youth activists who appeared on Tuesday (26.07) in the courtroom unanimously claimed that they did not interfere with the manifesto's course and quit it after they had asked the police to do so.
The court decided to discontinue proceedings in this case, the costs of the process by the State Treasury. His decision motivated the fact that freedom of speech was the right of every citizen, and the Allies did nothing to disrupt the Democratic Defense Committee's activists in expressing their views. The demonstrators pushed them, covered the inscription on their reflective waistcoats, directed offensive words to them.
- Judgment is a testimony of reason. We did not want to disrupt the demonstration in any way, but to express clearly our views, hence the inscription "Committee for Debate Protection" - concluded Nydia from Bialystok youth district of the All Poland.