The Michigan Daily-Saturday, March 21, 1981-Page 3
WORKERS PROTEST POLICE BEATINGS
Polish unions call strike alert
From AP and UPI
BYDGOSZCZ, Poland-Protest strikes swept two
northern industrial provinces yesterday and the
Solidarity labor union declared a nationwide strike
alert as Poland plunged into an ominous new labor
crisis in the middle of Soviet-led Warsaw Pact
The government's hopes for three months of labor
peace were shattered when Solidarity threatened to
bring the whole country "to a standstill" to protest
the beatings of several union officials by police on
ADDRESSING AN angry crowd in the north-cen-
tral city of Bydgoszcz, Solidarity leader Lech Walesa
denounced the attack on Solidarity activists, calling
it the work of "bandits and sadists." But he ex-
pressed confidence in Poland's new premier and
warned against a general strike.
Walesa rushed to Bydgoszcz Thursday night after
some 200 uniformed and plainclothes riot police
reportedly stormed government headquarters,
beating and forcibly removing farmers and union ac-
tivists who refused to leave a meeting adjourned by
The Bydgoszcz violence, the first major clash bet-
ween police and protesters since Solidarity was for-
med during labor unrest last summer, dealt a severe
blow to Poland's fragile labor truce. It came at a time
when Soviet-led Warsaw Pact nations were conduc-
ting joint military maneuvers in Poland and other
East bloc nations and while a Polish economic
delegation was in Moscow to discuss "the deepening
and broadening of bilateral economic cooperation"
between the two countries, Warsaw radio reported.
THE RADIO SAID the Polish officials, led by
Deputy Premier Mieczyslaw Jagielski, visited
Moscow Thursday and yesterday and that a main
topic of the talks "was use of the productive potential
of Polish industry through deepening specialization
and cooperation in fields in which both countries are
interested and which bring mutual benefits."
Warsaw radio, giving the government version of
the Bydgoszcz violence, said police were called in "to
restore order and ensure the normal work of the
provincial office" and that those "who resisted were
led out of the building." The report made no mention
But pictures of the beaten men lying on the ground
and spattered with blood were posted on walls and
fences around the city beneath red and white Polish
flags and Solidarity banners.
In Washington, the State Department warned
Soviet military intervention in Poland would have
"the gravest consequences" and said it was closely'
monitoring the Warsaw Pact exercises for signs of
"large scale" troop movements in the area.
Cheered by thousands of workers who walked off
their jobs for two hours, Walesa demanded the
dismissal of "the bandits and sadists" who beat up
the union leaders and councilmen when they tried to
stage a sit-in to support local farmers seeking
recognition of their union.
El Salvador troops
Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Mime's the word
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AAFC - Bananas, 7,10:20 p.m., The Projectionist, 8:40 p.m., MLB 4.
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WCBN -Caribbean Jamboree, 6-8 p.m.
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FromUPI and AP
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador-At
least 2,000 soldiers backed by helicop-
ters and warplanes chased anti-gover-
nment guerrillas yesterday in the nor-
thern province of Cabanas yesterday in
an effort to drive them into a wall of
waiting infantryment, a top-ranking
military source said.
The source, who asked not to be iden-
tified, said the counter-insurgency
operation, apparently the largest to
date, was designed to chase the
guerrillas through the mountainous
areas of Cabanas toward stationary
armed forces in the province of
Chalatenango. More than 1,000 leftist-
dominated guerrillas are believed to be
in the area near the Honduran border.
THE GUERRILLAS have been
eluding government forces through
Viet Cong-style tunnels in the hills of
northern El Salvador where battles
have raged all week, according to a
government military spokesman.
Judicial authorities said that 26 more
bodies were discovered around El
Salvador yesterday, and they were
presumed victims of the political
violence sweeping the country.
SIX OF TI4E bodies, three of them
headless, had been dumped into a
common grave, discovered south of the
right-wing stronghold of Santa Ana. -
The complex network of tunnels,
similar to those used by Communist
North Vietnamese guerrillas aginst
U.S. forces in Vietnam, allow guerrillas
to strike Salvadoran troops by surprise
and escape army artillery and strafing
by the government fighter jets, the of-
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Guillotine may fall on
PARIS (AP) - The guillotine, once
called the "national razor" and the of-
ficial instrument of execution for an
estimated 4,600 people since the French
Revolution, may become an issue in
President Valery Giscard d'Estaing's
France's highest appeals court Thur-
sday nightupheld the death penalty for
Philippe:Maurice, 24, who was senten-
ced Oct. 28 for killing a policemen in a
parking lot shoot-out in Paris' Latin
Quarter 15 months ago. An execution
date has not been set.
THE RULING PLACES the fate of
the convicted killer in the hands of
Giscard d'Estaing; who will be asked
before the May 10 runoff election to
decide whether to set aside the death
sentence. Maurice's attorneys said they
will file their request with the president
early next week.
Although not a proponent of capital
punishment, Giscard d'Estaing has
said he does not think it is the ap-
propriate .time for the French
Parliament to consider abolishing the
death penalty and that he would honor
his obligations to the end of his term.
HIS MAIN Presidential challenger,
Socialist Party chief Francois Mit-
terrand, has said he is against capital
Giscard d'Estaing apparently is min-
dful of alienating a law-and-order
majority in France. A recent poll in-
dicated 63 percent of French citizens
favor keeping the death penalty.
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