WARSAW, Poland -- Demonstrators held anti-government protests across Poland for the 10th straight day Saturday in response to the tightening of one of Europe’s strictest abortion laws. Tens of thousands of Poles joined a march in Warsaw on Friday, the biggest in nine days of protests against a ruling by the country's top court last week that amounted to a near-total ban on abortion in the predominantly Catholic nation. News Polish police attempt to block protest against abortion ruling. Photograph: Robert Pastryk/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock But there were also violent incidents, as bands of nationalists dressed in … Women's rights activists hold placards during a protest in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 against recent tightening of Poland's restrictive abortion law. Massive nationwide protests have been held ever since a top court ruled Thursday that abortions due to fetal congenital defects are unconstitutional. Warsaw police tried to break up a women's rights march taking place in the country's capital, with protesters … A spokesperson for Warsaw police told local media that the officers were only responding to aggression from the protesters. Pro-choice protesters in Warsaw on Friday evening. Friday’s protest, organized by the National Women's Strike, is reported to be the biggest in a weeklong spate of activism, with men and women coming together under the slogan “March to Warsaw… https://www.cbsnews.com/news/poland-abortion-ban-women-national-strike The protest in Warsaw was the culmination of nine days of nationwide protests since a court ruling on October 22 deemed abortion due to fetal … (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) – Several protesters who are marching across the country to raise awareness for racial injustice were arrested in Warsaw Wednesday evening, … Poland braces for more anti-government protests over abortion law Poland Poland will convert Warsaw stadium into temporary COVID-19 hospital The protests in Warsaw target U.S. law S. 447, also known as the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (or JUST) Act. WARSAW, Ind. Also on Saturday, the activists, many of whom were women, continued marching on the streets of Warsaw and other cities across the country against a recent court decision that severely limits access to abortion.