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November 26, 2008   
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"Officers saw two groups of girls on the street. They were wearing soccer scarves, carrying wooden clubs and shouting aggressively."
-Jan Kościuk, press officer for police in Tczew, Pomerania province, after officers intervened to prevent a street fight between female supporters of local soccer clubs; police detained 19 girls aged 14-17

"This kind of poetic rhetoric doesn't impress me. Kneeling is what you do when you ask a woman to accept an engagement ring."
-Piotr Kownacki, head of the President's Office, on Prime Minister Donald Tusk saying he is ready to beg President Lech Kaczyński on his knees not to veto a bill aiming to reform the national pension system

"Poland is ruled by a liberal mafia, and dealing with the mafia requires a strong hand. And don't tell me this is unethical; was it ethical to promise us an economic miracle?"
-Roman Gałęzewski, a Solidarity trade union activist from the Gdańsk Shipyard; angry at planned pension reforms, the unionists intend to publish the private addresses of deputies from the ruling coalition

"Funerals are the only times when the Polish left is united."
-A member of the Democratic Left Alliance on the fact that the funeral of Mieczysław Rakowski, the last leader of the Polish communist party, was attended by all leftist groupings

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