“We Poles consider ourselves a protesting nation,” Milosz Hodun says proudly. The opposition activist is president of the liberal think tank Projekt: Polska. “But since 2015, we are marching like never before. The country has never been this polarised.”
President Andrzej Duda set October 15 as the date for Polish parliamentary elections last week, officially starting the campaign period. Poland’s political landscape faces a potential seismic shift as parties rally in the streets, harnessing the power of public protest to bolster their campaigns.