Zbigniew Ziobro, the prosecutor general, applied to the Supreme Court to suspend the execution of the court’s decision prohibiting the registration of the Independence March as a cyclical assembly. The Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed this request, the press office of this court informed.
In an extraordinary complaint filed with the Supreme Court on Friday Zbigniew Ziobro, the prosecutor general, wanted to repeal the court’s decision prohibiting the registration of the nationalist march as a cyclical assembly.
According to the National Prosecutor’s Office, the adoption by the courts of an incorrect interpretation of the provisions led to a restriction of the constitutional guaranteed freedom of assembly.
“Due to the imminent irreparable damage in preventing the organization of a patriotic event with a rich tradition, on an important national anniversary, the Prosecutor General also requested the Court of Appeal in Warsaw to issue a decision to suspend the execution of the decision of October 29, 2021.” – the National Prosecutor’s Office reported on Friday.
The organizers announce that the march will take place anyway
On October 29, the Warsaw appellate court upheld the revocation of the decision of the Mazowieckie voivode about registration of a recurring event. Two days earlier The District Court in Warsaw revoked the decision of the Masovian Voivode about registration. Thus, the SO allowed for the appeal of the Warsaw City Hall in this case.
“The decision of the appellate court results in the fact that the march could not take place on November 11 on its traditional route through the center of Warsaw” – PK noted on Friday.
Despite the negative decision of the capital city authorities and the court, the organizers, Robert Bąkiewicz, the head of the Independence March association, announced that the event would take place. November 11 at At 13.00, the demonstration is to start from the Dmowski roundabout towards the meadows around the National Stadium.
The first information about the court’s decision was provided by Radio Zet.
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