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21:51 16 November 2021
Post by: WBJ

Violence erupts on Poland-Belarus border

Violence erupts on Poland-Belarus border
Source: KPRM

Violence erupted at the Poland-Belarus border on Tuesday, as migrants desperate to cross into the European Union threw stones at Polish border guards who responded with water cannon and tear gas.

Polish and Belarusian authorities have blamed one another for the ratcheting of tensions on the border, where thousands of people have traveled in the hope of making it into the EU only to find themselves stuck in freezing conditions.

There were chaotic scenes on the Bruzgi-Kuźnica border crossing, where crowds of migrants could be seen breaking up concrete blocks and gathering tree branches to throw toward the Polish side.

Meanwhile, Law & Justice (PiS) amends the law on the protection of the state border by express. There is a ban on movement in the border area. KO wants the project rejected because it is unconstitutional. If PiS amends the law on the state border, local commanders of the Border Guard will decide whether and for how long journalists will be allowed to enter the prohibited area. The boundary of closed areas is to be marked with signs "Prohibited area – entry prohibited". 

(Gazeta.pl, CNN

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