Police in Podlasie informed that on Wednesday afternoon two uniformed men were throwing stones from the Belarusian side at Polish policemen intervening on the border near Połowce. Nobody was seriously injured, one of the officers was hit in the leg.
Tomasz Krupa, spokesman of the Podlasie police, said that an incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon during an intervention related to another attempt by migrants to cross the border by force. About 70 policemen intervened in the area of Połowce.
“The policemen were attacked by two men dressed in uniforms who stood on the Belarusian side and threw stones at officers from the riot police in Szczecin. One of the policemen was hit with a stone in the leg. Fortunately, he was not injured” – said Krupa.
He added that similar interventions related to illegal attempts to cross the border by force also took place in the vicinity of Klukowicze (Siemiatycze district) and Starzyna (Hajnów district).
Attack at the border crossing in Kuźnica
The most serious incident so far related to the migration crisis on the border with Belarus took place last Tuesday on the currently closed passage in Kuźnica. There, Polish uniformed services were attacked, among others stones and bang grenades, the police used water cannons.
The attacks lasted over two hours. In total, nine policemen, two officers of the Border Guard and a soldier were injured. The prosecutor’s office in Sokółka is investigating this matter.
The state of emergency at the border with Belarus
From September 2 – due to the migratory pressure in the border zone with Belarus – in 183 localities in the voivodeship In Podlasie and Lublin regions, a state of emergency is in force. It was introduced for 30 days under the ordinance of President Andrzej Duda issued at the request of the Council of Ministers. On September 30, the Seym agreed to extend the state of emergency for 60 days, and a day later the president’s decree in this matter was published.
The constitution does not provide for the possibility of renewing the state of emergency.
When reporting on the events at the border, the media can use almost exclusively official government recordings and information. Journalists have no access to the area under the state of emergency.
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