Nationwide Protests Reveal Awakening of Poland's Youth
What we have been seeing in Poland for the past month has been described in domestic media as a "generational rebellion which sociologists have not yet had the time to analyze".
A strike began on October 22, 2020 against a ruling on the near-total ban on abortion by the politicized Constitutional Tribunal.
Ever since, people as young as 14 have been out in the streets of big cities and small towns. Media outlets from left-wing to right-wing have hailed the awakening of the youth. It contrasts, in the eyes of the public, with the long-held Polish stereotype about spoiled, uninterested and passive youth.