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Polish border with Belarus. Police in Podlasie on Saturday’s attempts to cross the border and arrests

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On Saturday evening, about 50 migrants broke into the Polish side in the area of ​​the Dubicze Cerkiewne commune near the border with Belarus, 22 of whom were arrested. Later, in the vicinity of the town of Kolonia Klukowicze, a group of several dozen people tried to forcibly cross the Polish border. After reaching the place, the police forces were pelted with stones. One policeman was slightly injured. Yesterday, the policemen also detained four people in connection with assistance in illegal border crossing – the police in Białystok informed.

The last reports about the situation on the border with Belarus come from Saturday evening. As reported by the press team of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Białystok, around 8.15 p.m. near the town of Klukowicze, a group of several dozen on the Belarusian side tried to get to the territory of the Republic of Poland.


“After reaching the place, the police force was pelted with stones. The door was dented in one of the police vehicles. Our policeman was also slightly injured. The stone thrown hit the helmet of an officer from Łódź. Fortunately, the policeman did not require hospitalization. The force of the impact was so great. that the helmet protecting the policeman’s head was damaged “- the police said.

Earlier that day, the Polish border was crossed by force around 5 p.m. in the area of ​​the village of Starzyny in the Dubicze Cerkiewne commune. About 50 immigrants broke into the Polish side. “21 policemen as well as soldiers and officers of the Border Guard took part in the search. 22 citizens of Iraq were detained by the police. The immigrants were handed over to the officers of the Border Guard” – informed the Provincial Police Headquarters in Białystok.

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Four “couriers” detained

On Saturday, the policemen also detained four people in connection with aiding in illegal border crossing. The detained are two citizens of Ukraine, a citizen of Poland and Syria. They transported 13 people who crossed the border illegally, the police said.

Around 11.25 in Ryżówka, policemen from Opole detained an Opel, in which a Georgian citizen with a residence card in Poland was transporting four Iraqi citizens.

Around 7:10 p.m. at the checkpoint in Szczyty Dzięciołowo, policemen from Krakow detained a Toyota for inspection. A driver from Georgia was carrying three Syrians.

Around 2.30 am in Rzędzianach, the police stopped a car in which a Syrian citizen with a German residence card was carrying two Syrians.

Around 3.20 am at the checkpoint in Głębokie Bród police officers stopped a Toyota in which a Pole was carrying four people – two Turkish citizens and two Iraqis.

The police of Podlachia concluded that since the beginning of the crisis, 265 people have been detained in connection with aiding in illegal border crossing. The “couriers” carried a total of over 1,100 people in cars.

Main photo source: Twiiter / Podlaska Police

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