Gdańsk marks 50 years since brutal strike suppression on December 17, 1970.

Armed militia confrontations with the protestors led to the deaths of around 40 people, while over 1,000 people were injured. One of the most notable atrocities of the state’s repressive apparatus was  the firing at innocent workers leaving a train in Gdynia to go to work in the morning of December 17, 1970.

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Image: Protesters carry dead body of Zbigniew Godlewsk on a stretcher made from a door after massacre of 42 workers in Gdynia / IPN