Another attempt by a group of migrants to cross the Polish-Belarusian border took place near the town of Starzyna, the police of Podlasie informed on Saturday morning. The migrants threw stones at the officers. Nobody was hurt, two police cars were damaged.
The incident took place on Friday afternoon – Tomasz Krupa, the spokesman of the Podlasie police informed on Saturday morning. Information on this matter also appeared on the Twitter profile of the local police.
A group of migrants tried to cross the Polish-Belarusian border near Starzyna (Hajnowski poviat). The police and the military intervened. The migrants threw stones at the officers. None of the intervening policemen were injured, but two police cars were damaged.
In the photos provided, you can see that the side window is broken in one of them. The second has numerous dents on the side of the vehicle. Over 60 policemen participated in the intervention.
Arrests for aiding in illegal border crossing
The police in Podlasie also said that on Friday, the police detained nine people in connection with aiding in illegal border crossing.
“The detainees are 4 Polish citizens, 2 Ukrainian citizens, citizens of Germany, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Couriers wanted to transport 34 immigrants in cars” – it was reported.
The crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border
There is a migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, triggered by the regime of the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka. It is about an organized action of bringing migrants to Belarus, so that they later try to cross the border with Poland illegally.
The situation worsened in the second week of November, when a large group of foreigners gathered near the Kuźnica-Bruzgi border crossing on the Belarusian side of the border and made an attempt to force the border through. The group finally moved to the border crossing itself, where there was an attack on the border on Tuesday. Among other things, stones were thrown towards the Polish services. Some officers were injured.
State of emergency
Since September 2, due to the migratory pressure in the border zone with Belarus, 183 localities in the Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodships have been under a state of emergency. It was introduced for 30 days under the ordinance of President Andrzej Duda, issued at the request of the Council of Ministers. The Seym agreed to extend the state of emergency for another 60 days.
Journalists have no access to the area covered by the state of emergency. When reporting on events at the border, the media can use almost exclusively information published by services and representatives of state authorities.
Main photo source: Twitter / @ podlaskaPolice