We know some of the young people who organized the protest and were quite happy today when one of the organizers came to the microphone where we were talking and seconded our criticism of politicians, saying that parties were not welcome to promote themselves there. On the other hand, there was some criticisms of some of the postulates of the Polish indignants related to things like funding political parties even if they do not cross a certain percent, which they felt would ensure more political pluralism. Certainly these things are worth debating and we invited people to such a debate next week.
One problematic issue for us became the involvement of the liberal elites from Krytyka Polityczna or the mainstream press which try to channel young people into a soft opposition which acts like a political elite in social dialogue with the neoliberal establishment. Recently we picketed the bar of Krytyka Polityczna about trash contracts that barstaff had there and the whole issue became quite loud, especially after one of them was ardently defending such working conditions as "normal" and the main newspaper in Poland called this ideology "right of Margaret Thatcher". Since the march of the "Polish indignants" was supposed to go past that bar, we decided we'd also make a picket there.
Quite an interesting scene occurred with several members of Krytyka Polityczna. The financial director flipped out and they were trying to take our banner and signs. Eventually the financial director took one of the signs from somebody and started to beat our colleague on the head with it, even though he is probably the least aggressive person we know, was standing absolutely calmly.
Also we could see that, although one of the most famous Polish feminists took part in confronting us, threatening to sue us and calling one comrade an "agent", unfortunately there is a problem with sexism since they would not let a female comrade talk or answer her questions, insisting only to speak to a man.