The Michigan Daily-Friday, May 14, 1982-Page 11
New violence erupts
in two Polish cities
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - New
street violence broke out in Warsaw
and Krakow yesterday evening after a
day of scattered protests marking five
months of martial law.
Witnesses - said the worst clashes
were in Krakow, where police firing
tear gas, water cannons and concussion
grenades battled a crowd estimated at
10,000 people who gathered outside a
THE WITNESSES said the crowd
gathered outside the Church of the
Virgin Mary in Krakow after a Mass
and began chanting "Solidarity!
Solidarity!" and yelling for a march.
Police charged the crowd with shields
and nightsticks and the battle began.
A smaller clash involving about 1,000
youths took place in Warsaw's Old City,
and police dispersed the crowd with
tear gas and clubs. The incidents were
smaller and less violent than the rioting
of May 3, which lasted for hours.
Prior to the evening violence, yester-
day's demonstrations were not as
widesuread or as serious as the un-
derground leadership for the susnended
Solidarity trade union had called for,
and the government proclaimed itself
satisifed that calm had prevailed.
IN WARSAW, a crowd of about 5,000
people gathered at the city's central in-
tersection at noon and stood for about 20
minutes, chanting "Free Lech
Walesa!" and "Solidarity!" When
police picked up riot sticks and put on
helmets, the crowd quickly dispersed.
Observers in the provincial cities of
Lodz and Lublin said there were no
protests there. Traffic moved smoothly
in the capital as pedestrians and
drivers ignored calls by the clandestine
Radio Solidarity to halt.
It was difficult to determine what the
response was nationwide to calls by un-
derground leaders of Solidarity for 15-
minute factory strikes. It appeared
unionists and police both acted with
restraint as no violence was reported.
At the Ursus tractor factory, a
stronghold of Solidarity before it was
suspended when martial law was or-
dered, assembly line work continued
but one department staged a stoppage,
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