German police stop far-right vigilantes patrolling Polish border

The vigilantes were following a call by the Third Method, a far right-party with believed links to neo-Nazi groups, for its members to stop prohibited crossings near the town of Guben on the German-Polish border.

Authorities took the weapons brought by the 50 suspects and made them leave the Guben location late on Saturday and in the early hours of Sunday, a representative stated. A few of the suspects had actually taken a trip to the Polish border from other parts of Germany.

On Saturday, lots of individuals held a vigil in Guben to reveal their opposition to the prepared reactionary patrols.

Germany has actually stationed an additional 800 policeman on the Polish border to manage the circulation of migrants attempting to go into the European Union from Belarus, the interior minister was priced quote as stating 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 informed the Bild am Sonntag paper.

Seehofer stated there had actually currently been 6,162 unapproved entries into Germany from Belarus and Poland this year.

Recently, Seehofer stated Germany did not mean to close the border with Poland, however on Sunday he stated the nation may need to think about reestablishing 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 stated.

The 3 German celebrations working to form a union federal government state they intend to conclude talks by the end of November and choose Social Democrat Olaf Scholz chancellor in December.

Numerous EU states implicate Minsk of sending out prohibited migrants throughout the border into the EU to put pressure on the bloc, which enforced sanctions on Belarus after President Alexander Lukashenko’s contested re-election in August 2020.

Lukashenko rejects this and has actually blamed the West for what he states is a looming humanitarian disaster this winter season after migrants were left stranded on the Belarusian-Polish border.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.