Polish television continues to be ruled by the army, with military newsreaders giving an official view of events.
WARSAW: SCU Military newsreader news in Polish
SVs Soldiers at roadblocks. (2 SHOTS)
SV & SCU soldiers receiving New Year greetings from passers by. (2 SHOTS)
CU Soldiers loading rifle.
SV Soldiers on patrol.
SV Professor Henryk Jablonski speaking in Polish on television.
GV Crowds in St. Peter's Square with Polish flags and solidarity banner listening to Pope speaking in Italian.
LV ZOOM IN Pope speaking, crowd listening. (2 SHOTS)
SV Pope speaking from window, crowd applauding. (2 SHOTS)
GV Ships at harbour.
SV & GV Crew on ship. (4 SHOTS)
GV PAN & GV City skyline and ship at berth. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: Polish television continues to be ruled by the army, with military newsreaders giving an official view of events. Among those items reported on New Year's Day was soldiers on patrol in Warsaw being greeted by passers by and kissed on the check in a traditional Polish greeting. Elsewhere, Polish troops were seen checking vehicles. Meanwhile, Poland's head of state, professor Henryk Jablonski, appeared on television on Thursday (31 December) to make an emotional appeal for future stability. He repeated the reasons for the imposition of martial law and said Poles had to work together to improve the country's situation. In Rome, Pope John Paul came out strongly in support of Solidarity. He said workers had the right to set up autonomous trade unions, the rule of which was to guard their social, family and individual rights. Meanwhile, a group of Polish seamen in Canada who are supporters of Solidarity, but don't want to defect, have begun what they call a "moral strike". They are reluctant to risk legal retaliation by an actual strike, but have asked the Canadian unions to support them if they are back to sea.