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Former Polish presidents lead thousands in opposition march

  • People march throughout the downtown to protest the policies of the right-wing Law and Justice government, on the 27th anniversary of the partly free elections that led to overthrowing communism, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    People march throughout the downtown to protest the policies of the right-wing Law and Justice government, on the 27th anniversary of the partly free elections that led to overthrowing communism, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • People carry a Polish national flag as they march  to protest the policies of the right-wing Law and Justice government, on the 27th anniversary of the partly free elections that led to overthrowing communism, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    People carry a Polish national flag as they march to protest the policies of the right-wing Law and Justice government, on the 27th anniversary of the partly free elections that led to overthrowing communism, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • People carry a Polish national flag as they march  to protest the policies of the right-wing Law and Justice government, on the 27th anniversary of the partly free elections that led to overthrowing communism, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    People carry a Polish national flag as they march to protest the policies of the right-wing Law and Justice government, on the 27th anniversary of the partly free elections that led to overthrowing communism, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

Poland's two former presidents are leading tens of thousands in the latest march in Warsaw against the policies of the right-wing government as they mark 27 years since the ouster of communism.

The march Saturday is yet another in a series organized by the new civic movement, the Committee for the Defense of Democracy, or KOD, against the conservative government that took office in November. The government's policy has strained Poland's relations with the European Union and the U.S. and has angered many in Poland.

Former presidents Aleksander Kwasniewski and Bronislaw Komorowski led the march held to remind the Poles about their attachment to democracy, which they won in an election on June 4, 1989.

Meanwhile, the ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, insists his policies are improving the lives of Poles.