“The Belarusian border guard was throwing something at our observation vehicle. This is not the first incident of this type,” the Border Guard wrote in social media. The entry is accompanied by a recording of a character assassinating the camera. Due to the ban on media access to the area of the state of emergency, it is impossible to verify the origin and circumstances of the production of this material. “It is difficult to predict what to expect from the Belarusian services,” we read in the Border Guard’s online post.
“Another night of hard service is ahead of us. The last one showed again that it is difficult to predict what to expect from the Belarusian services. Yesterday a Belarusian border guard was throwing ‘something’ at our observation vehicle. This is not the first incident of this type” – the Border Guard said on Saturday evening. post posted on Twitter.
Attached to the description is a video of a character swinging and possibly throwing something at the camera. Journalists are not able to verify the origin of the recording, the circumstances of its creation or the person who is on the recording due to the current ban on entry to the border area.
A state of emergency at the Polish-Belarusian border
On Wednesday, President Andrzej Duda signed and sent to the Sejm a motion to consent to the extension of the state of emergency for 60 days. On Thursday evening The Sejm agreed to this. 237 deputies voted in favor, 179 were against, and 31 abstained. The president signed the ordinance on the extension of the state of emergency on Friday and it was published in the Journal of Laws.
On the same day, the Regulation of the Minister of the Interior and Administration on the restriction of the right to possess firearms, ammunition and explosives was published in the Journal of Laws. A regulation of the Council of Ministers was also published, amending the regulation on limitations of freedoms and rights in connection with the introduction of a state of emergency.
This means that the restrictions introduced by the ordinance of September 2 have been extended. These were, as the Ministry of Interior and Administration informed at the time:
“- suspension of the right to organize public gatherings in the area covered by the state of emergency, – suspension of the right to organize mass, artistic and entertainment events,
– the obligation to have an identity card or other identity document,
– a ban on staying in the area covered by the state of emergency around the clock with the exceptions set out in the regulations (it will not apply, among others, to people permanently residing in this area),
– prohibition of recording, recording and photographing objects and areas including border infrastructure, including the image of Border Guard officers, Police and soldiers,
– restriction of access to public information on activities carried out in the area covered by the state of emergency, related to the protection of the state border and the prevention and counteracting of illegal migration. “