I am very happy that young people are behind me, said Jarosław Kaczyński during Saturday’s rally in front of the Constitutional Tribunal. Who are the “representatives of the young generation” who appeared on the stage with the PiS president? Some of them were already famous years ago.
On Saturday, a Protest of Free Poles took place in Warsaw in front of the Constitutional Tribunal, organized by Gazeta Polska Clubs. It was related to changes in the Constitutional Tribunal announced by the ruling coalition. Politicians were among the participants and speakers PIS: : Mariusz Kamiński, Maciej Wąsik, Dominik Tarczyński, Paweł Jabłoński and Krzysztof Szczucki. Jarosław Kaczyński also appeared at the protest.
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At one point in his speech, the PiS president commented on the presence of people standing behind him. – I am very glad that young people are behind me and the young lady who spoke before me talked about economic issues – he said. Kaczyński was referring to Aleksandra Prorok, a councilor in the Wola district of Warsaw. After Saturday’s protest, Prophet posted a fragment of the recording of her speech on social media. – As Poles, we are very ambitious, we aim high, we want to compete with France, Germany. We want our economy to be competitive, and to make this happen, we need large infrastructure projects, she said before the Constitutional Tribunal.
Kaczyński and young PiS activists before the Constitutional Tribunal
Prophet is a master’s student in political marketing at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw. She previously completed bachelor’s studies in this field – according to her biography on the website of the Wola district of Warsaw. We read there that the councilor “is active in youth non-governmental organizations”, “worked in marketing and employer branding, creating the image of a good employer”, and “currently works in the area of political marketing and PR in the public sector”.
Małgorzata Żuk was also present at Saturday’s rally. As the Plejada portal recalled, “a few months ago, together with Rafał Bochenek, she announced Mateusz Morawiecki’s speech during the party convention.” Żuk is a councilor in the Ochota district of Warsaw. According to the district’s website, Żuk is a member of five council committees, including the Housing Committee, the Audit Committee and the Complaints, Applications and Petitions Committee – in the latter she serves as the chairwoman.
Young activists, “communism” and a famous entry about Orlen
Maja Drzewiecka, who stood between Aleksandra Prorok and Małgorzata Żuk during the rally in front of the Constitutional Tribunal, is a PiS activist in Gdańsk. “One of our young activists from Gdańsk, Maja Drzewiecka, took an active part in yesterday’s Protest of Free Poles at the Constitutional Tribunal in Warsaw,” we read in the entry that the provincial branch of PiS in Gdańsk published on Facebook on Sunday. “Maja had the opportunity to speak to the crowds of Polish patriots and refer to the current situation of lawlessness of Tusk’s rule,” it added.
The entry was accompanied by a photo of Drzewiecka alongside Jarosław Kaczyński. On her profile on X (formerly Twitter), the activist also shared a photo with Mariusz Kamiński. Nearly three years earlier, another entry by Drzewiecka on this platform received wide attention. “Being at Orlen and not having hot dogs is like being in Paris and not seeing the Colosseum,” she wrote in March 2021.
Wojciech Szymczak, a PiS politician from Gniezno, is also visible in the photo from Saturday’s Protest of Free Poles, in which Drzewiecka poses next to the PiS president. Since 2018, he has been the director of the parliamentary office of MP Zbigniew Dolata, he was also a pharmacy manager in one of the companies and a national assistant to an MEP Ryszard Czarnecki – according to the activist’s profile on LinkedIn. – We are representatives of the young generation. Our peers are building rovers on Mars, they win competitions all over the world, we have great young people. And they want to introduce communism here in Poland. Do you want communism? – Szymczak shouted at the protesters in front of the Constitutional Tribunal. “SHARE if you don’t want communism to return!” – Szymczak wrote in a comment under the video he published on Facebook.
Oskar Szafarowicz before the Constitutional Tribunal
Oskar Szafarowicz, a PiS activist who caused controversy less than two weeks earlier with his entry on social media, was also present at the rally in Warsaw. Szafarowicz, who worked at PKO Bank Polski until the end of last month, published an entry on website . As the Money portal wrote, “the fragment regarding the bank’s result for 2023 raises controversy regarding the disclosure of sensitive data of a state-owned company.” – In my opinion, such an entry should not appear before the publication of the annual report – said Piotr Kuczyński, economist and analyst at the Xelion investment house, in an interview with the portal. As he noted, such action may result in criminal liability.
Main photo source: Paweł Supernak/PAP