Stones, rubbish and sticks were thrown at the Polish police. Migrants accompany the attacks with shouts, the police in response throw smoke bombs at the attackers and use water cannons
Migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border started throwing stones at the Polish police. RBC is broadcasting what is happening.
The footage shows how migrants run up one by one and in groups to the barbed wire separating the border line and throw stones and various objects at the Polish police with shouts. Several police officers in special equipment gathered in a group in front of the fence separating the territory of Poland and covered themselves from flying stones and sticks with shields. Migrants accompany the attacks with shouts, often obscene.
In response to the attacks, the police fire noise and smoke grenades at migrants. On Polish territory, two water cannons are moving along the border, which periodically fire volleys both at migrants in the border area in Belarus and in neutral territory.
A helicopter is flying over the scene of the collisions.
The Polish authorities said that in the area of the border crossing “ Kuznica '', which was closed due to the crisis, about 3.5 thousand migrants gathered on the territory of Belarus.
The migration crisis on the border of Poland and Belarus escalated in early November. Thousands of migrants, mainly from the Middle East, have gathered on the Belarusian territory in the border zone. They are trying to enter the territory of Poland in order to then try to obtain asylum in the EU countries.
Migrants have set up a temporary camp near the border and periodically try to get into Polish territory in groups.
In response, the Polish authorities have placed at the border of military personnel, additional police units and forces of the border guard service. The Polish border checkpoint is blocked by a temporary fence, behind which there is a police cordon and special equipment.
Earlier, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that the European Union would not let a single migrant from Belarus through.
Subscribe to RBC's Telegram Receive news faster than anyone