Polish Police Use Water Cannons on Migrants Gathered at Border Crossing as Stones Thrown

The Polish Ministry of Defense said water cannons and tear gas were used by security forces on Tuesday, November 16, as migrants threw stones from the Belarusian side of the Kuznica-Bruzgi border crossing.

Footage released by police shows water being sprayed at the border crossing.

The clashes come one day after the EU agreed to broaden its scope for imposing sanctions on Belarus, allowing any individuals or entities “that facilitate illegal crossing of the EU’s external borders” through Belarus to face sanctions.

A spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry said accusations of orchestrating a migration crisis were “absurd.” Credit: Podlaska Police via Storyful

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