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Workers carrying the body of a murdered colleague, Zbigniew Godlewski, along the streets of Gdynia

Polish History Museum

Polish History Museum
Warszawa, Poland

Baltic Coast, ‘70. Worker protests sparked by food price rises swept through the Polish port cities (Gdańsk, Gdynia, Szczecin). Protesters were dispersed by divisions of militia and the army (a total of 61,000 militia officers and soldiers were involved). According to official figures 45 people were killed and 1,165 were injured.

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  • Title: Workers carrying the body of a murdered colleague, Zbigniew Godlewski, along the streets of Gdynia
  • Location: Gdynia, ul. Swietojanska
  • Contributor: Polish History Museum | Contributed by East News
  • Original Source: EAST NEWS
  • Event date: 1970-12-17
  • Collection: Polish History Museum

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