Government plans to restructure the coal mining industry have caused angry protests by miners in the region of Silesia, where peaceful marchers recently shut down main roads. Talks between miners and the state coal company’s management broke down, setting the scene for further demonstrations. The recent actions are the latest in a series of protests. Early in September at a massive demonstration in Warsaw, angry miners threw Molotov cocktails at police who responded with tear gas and water cannons. Dozens on both sides were injured. Further unrest is possible.