By possibility, Polish cop aids Lech Walesa with flat tire in US

TOLLAND, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut condition trooper who is a indigenous of Poland bought very the shock though responding to an SUV with a flat tire Wednesday — a passenger in the auto transpired to be former Polish President Lech Walesa.Point out police claimed Trooper Lukasz Lipert arrived to the connect with in Tolland and was greeted by Walesa, who experienced spoken in Hartford on Tuesday as component of his U.S. tour advocating for aid for refugees who have fled Ukraine in the course of the war with Russia.Lipert, 35, who came to the U.S. when he was 18, told The Hartford Courant that he spoke with Walesa in Polish about their homeland and the anti-communist movement Walesa served direct.“It was unquestionably a fantastic opportunity to satisfy the person who experienced a voice all through individuals situations,” Lipert mentioned. “It was surely a excellent encounter.”Walesa, 78, led the nationwide Solidarity motion in Poland in the 1980s that ultimately toppled Poland’s communist leaders by an election in 1989. He obtained a Nobel Prize in 1983 and served as Poland’s initial popularly elected president from 1990 to 1995. He is a robust critic of Poland’s current ideal-wing government.A vehicle assistance worker changed the tire and Walesa continued on his way down I-84. A single of his following stops is an event in Boston on Monday.