Poland Declares State Of Emergency at Border [Video]

Poland has declared a state of emergency in a 3km-zone covering 183 towns along its border with Belarus, giving security forces more powers to keep out migrants coming from Belarus.

“No trips, no happenings, and demonstrations will be able to be organised along this border zone,” Polish interior minister Mariusz Kamiński said, referring to previous visits by pro-refugee NGOs to the area.

The Polish Border Guard says there had been around 3,500 attempts to illegally cross the border in August, 2,500 of which it had managed to foil.

Aid groups working with migrants said there had already been an increase in Polish police and armoured vehicles in the area in recent days, and that they were worried the order would limit their work and leave refugees stranded.

Forsided, 03.09.2021

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