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Poland faces turmoil over ‘purge’ of Supreme Court

Protesters across the country accused the government of undermining the constitution with a power grab in the highest sanctum of the law.

Dozens of senior judges have been forced out of their posts in the Supreme Court in Poland, after a new law came into effect reducing their retirement age.

The European Union is taking legal action against the Polish government, accusing it of undermining the independence of the judiciary.