December 17, 1981
A Decree of the Primate, Józef Glemp, established the Primate's Committee for Assistance for Imprisoned Persons and their Families. Although it functioned under the patronage of the Church, it was administered and run primarily by laymen. The method of action of the Committee became an example for other similar initiatives around the country.
The first issue of the underground "News" appeared in the capital.
The ZOMO broke up street demonstrations in Kraków.