German police stop far-right vigilantes patrolling Polish border

The vigilantes had been following a name by the Third Way, a far right-party with suspected hyperlinks to neo-Nazi teams, for its members to cease unlawful crossings close to the city of Guben on the German-Polish border.

Police seized the weapons carried by the 50 suspects and made them go away the Guben space late on Saturday and within the early hours of Sunday, a spokesperson mentioned. Some of the suspects had traveled to the Polish border from different elements of Germany.

On Saturday, dozens of individuals held a vigil in Guben to indicate their opposition to the deliberate far-right patrols.

Germany has stationed an additional 800 cops on the Polish border to manage the circulation of migrants making an attempt to enter the European Union from Belarus, the inside minister was quoted as saying on Sunday.

“Hundreds of officers are currently on duty there day and night. If necessary, I am prepared to reinforce them even further,” Horst Seehofer advised the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

Seehofer mentioned there had already been 6,162 unauthorized entries into Germany from Belarus and Poland this yr.

Last week, Seehofer mentioned Germany didn’t intend to shut the border with Poland, however on Sunday he mentioned the nation might need to think about reintroducing controls.

“If the situation on the German-Polish border does not ease, we will also have to consider whether this step needs to be taken in coordination with Poland and the state of Brandenburg. This decision will come to the next government,” he mentioned.

The three German events working to type a coalition authorities say they goal to wrap up talks by the tip of November and elect Social Democrat Olaf Scholz chancellor in December.

Many EU states accuse Minsk of sending unlawful migrants throughout the border into the EU to place stress on the bloc, which imposed sanctions on Belarus after President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed re-election in August 2020.

Lukashenko denies this and has blamed the West for what he says is a looming humanitarian disaster this winter after migrants had been left stranded on the Belarusian-Polish border.

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