Thousands of women in Poland have gone on strike in protest against proposals for a total ban on abortions. They marched through the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights. They also protested in Gdansk, Lodz, Wroclaw, Krakow and elsewhere in the mostly Catholic nation. Demonstrations were held in solidarity in other European cities, including Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Belfast, London and Paris.
Photos by Katarzyna Pierzchała