Warsaw 28.11.2016 Poland<br />
Mateusz Kijowski. At the onset of the Polish constitutional crisis, 2015 he started a Facebook group Committee for the Defense of Democracy (KOD). On December 3, 2015 he organised a picket in support of the Constitutional Tribunal’s actions to ensure the rule of law in Poland. Subsequent protests took place on December 12th in Warsaw and on December 19th in more than 20 Polish cities and several European capitals. In next two years KOD developed into the national movement. <br />
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Since the foundation of KOD Kijowski was being accused of having fallen behind with child support payments prior to starting the organization. On January 4th, 2017 it was revealed that Kijowski had a potential conflict of interest, as while serving as the leader of KOD, between March and August 2016, his company "MTM" billed the organization monthly for IT services. Following this revelation the KOD Board initiated an external financial audit, with many KOD members demanding for Kijowski to step down.<br />
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Photo: Adam Lach / Napo Images for GEO Magazine
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Mateusz Kijowski
Warsaw 28.11.2016 Poland
Mateusz Kijowski. At the onset of the Polish constitutional crisis, 2015 he started a Facebook group Committee for the Defense of Democracy (KOD). On December 3, 2015 he organised a picket in support of the Constitutional Tribunal’s actions to ensure the rule of law in Poland. Subsequent protests took place on December 12th in Warsaw and on December 19th in more than 20 Polish cities and several European capitals. In next two years KOD developed into the national movement.

Since the foundation of KOD Kijowski was being accused of having fallen behind with child support payments prior to starting the organization. On January 4th, 2017 it was revealed that Kijowski had a potential conflict of interest, as while serving as the leader of KOD, between March and August 2016, his company "MTM" billed the organization monthly for IT services. Following this revelation the KOD Board initiated an external financial audit, with many KOD members demanding for Kijowski to step down.

Photo: Adam Lach / Napo Images for GEO Magazine

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Date: 28 Nov 2016
Location: Warsaw Poland
Credit: Adam Lach / Napo Images
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