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The 1970 Polish protests (Polish: Grudzień 1970) occurred in northern Poland, especially in the cities of Gdańsk, Gdynia, Elbląg, Szczecin, during December 14th–19th, 1970. The demonstrations were sparked by the latest massive increases in the prices of basic foodstuffs, censorship, police brutality, general repression and the now hopelessly ruined the miss-managed economy had become since the late 1960s!

The event[]

It was about the Polish

As a result of the riots and attempted popular uprising, the troops were sent in and put down the rebellion. This was done by the Polish People's Army and the Citizen's Militia, at least 42 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded.


It was a

Also see[]

  1. 1968 Polish political crisis
  2. Bydgoszcz events of March 1981
  3. The 1981 warning strike in Poland
  4. 1962 Szczecin military parade accident
  5. 1971 Łódź strikes
  6. Summer 1981 hunger demonstrations in Poland
  7. 1981 Declaration of Martial Law in Poland
  8. Berlin Wall
  9. Checkpoint Charlie


  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_Polish_protests
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZOMO
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milicja_Obywatelska