This is the right time to create the new thread, because:
What happened there? That's what:
The ruling conservative Law and Justice party have passed a law limiting the number of reporters who have journalistic access to the Sejm (Polish Parliament). This, along with allegations of violations of free speech laws and allegations of trying to integrate Roman Catholic traditions into the civil law of the country have caused some of the most spectacular riots in Poland since 1981.
Why is it so symbolic and ironic? That's why:
With mass riots in Warsaw, the Polish political elite are getting a taste of their own medicine. Are we witnessing a Polish maidan?
The protesters have been accused by the government of trying to stage a coup. Images of angry mobs waving Polish and EU flags, throwing smoke-bombs and blockading Parliament will be very familiar to members of the Polish political elite who encouraged radicals in Kiev to do the same thing in 2014.
In Kiev, this of course resulted in an actual coup, in Poland it likely will not go that far, but the political classes in Poland are now feeling the same kind of pressure they put on Viktor Yanukovych and Parliamentarians from the Party of Regions during the Maidan putsch.
And this is not just about Poland... this year was full of omens and historical symbolism.