On Monday Polish women across the European Union took a day-long strike to demonstrate against a proposed piece of government legislation seeking to ban abortion.

Women were encouraged not to show up at work or otherwise show their opposition to the proposed ban on abortion by wearing black or not sending their daughters to school.

On twitter, the protesters gathered themselves under the hashtags #CzarnyProtest and #BlackMonday.

Following the example of Icelandic women from 40 years ago...

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