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Poland s Lech Walesa wears protest T-shirt to Bush funeral

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lech Walesa is still fighting. The founder of Poland s anti-communist Solidarity movement attended President George H.W. Bush s state funeral in Washington wearing a T-shirt bearing the word Konstytucja (Constitution), a symbol of a political struggle in his homeland against the populist government. He and other critics accuse the national-conservative ruling party, in power since 2015, of eroding the very democracy Walesa helped achieve, mainly by eroding the independence of the judiciary. Some of Walesa s compatriots criticized him, saying he should have worn...

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