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Workers In Poland Protest To Protect Jobs

Thousands of workers from the Solidarity trade union are marching in the Polish capital to demand government protection for industrial jobs.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Thousands of workers from the Solidarity trade union are marching in the Polish capital to demand government protection for industrial jobs.

The workers rallied Tuesday in front of Prime Minister Donald Tusk's office in central Warsaw, carrying the white and red flags of the Solidarity trade union, blowing on horns and setting a pile of tires on fire.

They are demanding that government protect unemployment benefits for people laid off from shipyards. They also want Warsaw to throw more support behind the ailing shipbuilding, armament and railway industries.

Thousands of workers in Poland have lost their jobs in the industries amid restructuring and privatization efforts in this ex-communist country.

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