Solidarity trade union leaders called for massive street demonstrations next week to protest against the Polish government's use of force to solve conflicts. Meanwhile, the official press carried accounts of a closed meeting of Solidarity leaders in which members talked of a forcible takeover of power from the communist regime, and of inevitable confrontation. A Solidarity spokesman confirmed the official press accounts, taken from tape recordings of the meeting held in Radom.
The union leaders talked about setting up a provisional government and of splitting the parliament seats in the 1984 election among the Communist Party, Solidarity, the Peasant Party, and a few other factions.
Solidarity threatened a general strike if the government was granted emergency law and order powers, and virtually rejected Solidarity participation in a coalition government.