Mick Jagger Speaks to Support Poland's Judges at Rolling Stones' Warsaw Concert

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Mick Jagger attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Mick Jagger made a reference to Poland’s controversial judicial system overhaul during a Rolling Stones concert Sunday, according to news portals in Poland.

Gazeta.pl said Jagger spoke in Polish to fans at the concert in Warsaw’s National Stadium, saying: “I am too old to be a judge but not too old to sing.” One of the judicial changes is setting a maximum age of 65 for judges, forcing many of them to retire.

Polish democracy icon Lech Walesa sent a letter to the rock group Saturday asking it to make a gesture of support for Poland’s judges and the rule of law. Many European institutions say Poland’s rule of law is threatened by the overhaul implemented by the right-wing government.

According to Onet.pl, Jagger also said Poles should see how much they have achieved since the band’s 1967 Warsaw concert, under communist times. Poland is now a democratic European Union member.