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About 10,000 students at universities throughout Poland held their first legal rallies in seven years to demand legalization of the outlawed Independent Students Assn. Wojciech Maziarski, a spokesman for the independent Solidarity union, which also is outlawed, said rallies took place in at least 14 universities, including Warsaw University, with permission from campus officials. However, government spokesman Jerzy Urban denounced the rallies and charged that they were “aimed at torpedoing” upcoming government talks with Solidarity leaders. The student union was outlawed along with Solidarity in 1982 after the imposition of martial law.


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