Solidarity protest is off; martial law end in sight
Poland's underground opposition leaders called off anti-government protests planned for Dec. 13, the first anniversary of the military takeover, amid growing signs that martial law will be lifted on that date.Skip to next paragraph
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The provisional National Coordinating Committee of the banned Solidarity movement said the release of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa from internment and the announcement of a visit next year by Pope John Paul II amounted to a truce proposal.
Also, the Polish government will release about 1,000 interned Solidarity supporters after martial law is lifted, an aide to Polish leader Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski said.