With prayers and protests, Poland bids farewell to last communist leader

May 30, 2014 2:28 PM

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With prayers and protests, Poland bids farewell to last communist leader

WARSAW, Poland -- Former opponents and supporters of Poland's last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, laid him to rest with honours Friday, while noisy protesters underscored the nation's ambivalence about the man who imposed military rule in 1981.

Former Presidents Lech Walesa and Bronislaw Komorowski attended the Catholic funeral Mass for Jaruzelski in a Warsaw military cathedral.

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