Polish police cleared of solidarity shootings

A Polish court today acquitted 22 former riot police charged with gunning down striking miners during the old communist regime’s 1981 martial-law crackdown on the Solidarity movement.

A Polish court today acquitted 22 former riot police charged with gunning down striking miners during the old communist regime’s 1981 martial-law crackdown on the Solidarity movement.

The verdict in the southern city of Katowice ended a two-year trial, Poland’s second attempt to convict the officers for their role in the most deadly incident of bloodshed during the 18 month crackdown.

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