Martial law facts for kids
Martial law represents the imposition for military rule via military authorities on an emergency basis, and is usually imposed on a temporary basis if the civilian government fails to function properly. In most cases, military forces are deployed to subdue crowds,to maintain order and secure buildings of the government.
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Polish ZOMO squads with police batons preparing to violently disperse protesters during martial law in Poland, 1981–1983. The sarcastic caption reads "outstretched hands of understanding" or "outstretched hands for agreement", with batons ironically symbolizing hands. 91 protesters died at the hands of the ZOMO and the Secret Services (SB)
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