Martial law in Poland (Stan wojenny w Polsce) refers to the period of time from December 13, 1981 to July 22, 1983, when the authoritarian government of the People’s Republic of Poland drastically restricted normal life by introducing martial law in an attempt to crush political opposition. Thousands of opposition activists were interned without charge and as many as 100 people were killed. Although martial law was lifted in 1983, many of the political prisoners were not released until the general amnesty in 1986.
Today (13.12.12) We commemorate the imposition of martial law in Poland in 1981. Communist regime was unable to cope with the rising Solidarność movement. Gen. Jaruzelski gave order to roll the tanks on the polish street and to use the army against opposition. Here is the song about this tragic events by well known band Konkwista 88