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The Voivodeship Headquarters of the Civic Militia

On 17 December 1970, after 3:00 p.m., following an unsuccessful attempt at dispersing the demonstrators gathered in front of the Communist Party headquarters (at 16 Żołnierza Polskiego Square), a large number of demonstrators (around 10,000 people), pursuing the militiamen, attacked the Voivodeship Headquarters of the Civic Militia. The building, which also housed the Voivodeship Control Headquarters, and provided shelter to some of the Party authorities, was attacked with stones and petrol-filled bottles, and set on fire. In the attempt to seize the building, twelve people died and several hundred were injured.

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