Polish union urges protest against force by Warsaw
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.