WARSAW, Poland (AP) – From soccer star Robert Lewandowski to opposition politicians, Polish residents on Sunday donated at the least 71 million zlotys ($ 19 million) to a charity to lift cash for well being causes that has been criticized by the Conservative authorities for its liberal agenda.
Anti-government protesters angered by a near-total ban on abortion referred to as off their marches over the weekend to point out solidarity and ensure they did not steal the occasion’s consideration.
The annual Nice Christmas Charity Orchestra is held to help the power well being care system, and its predominant occasion is at all times held on Sundays in mid-January. That is the 29th version and it was postponed for 2 weeks as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The 71 million zlotys ($ 19 million) collected is considerably lower than the greater than 180 million zlotys collected final 12 months, however the occasion was purported to proceed till midnight and it was additionally attainable to make donations later. This 12 months, the cash will go to laryngology, or issues of the ears and larynx, and the gear to judge issues of the pinnacle.
The fundraiser, which has historically endorsed a message of tolerance and help for minority rights, has been criticized by the Legislation and Justice celebration authorities, which promotes conventional household and conservative values.
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