Women's strike Portraits of participants in the protest against the abortion ban in Szczecin, Poland, Oct. 26-30, 2020. Angered women and their supporters block rush-hour traffic in many cities of Poland. Nationwide protests against recent court ruling that tightened further Poland's restrictive abortion law. The court effectively banned almost all abortions. The symbol of the fight was the sign of red lightning visible on the faces and masks of the participants.