Exiled Belarusians protest at closure of Polish land border
On the border between Poland and Belarus, opponents of President Alexander Lukashenko waved the crimson and white flag of the opposition movement – to protest on the closure of the crossing to all nevertheless gadgets guests.
Formally the rationale for the closure since December is COVID-19 nevertheless many suspect Lukashenko of using the pandemic as a pretext for clamping down on the protest movement in the direction of his rule.
In common events Poland factors some 400,000 visas yearly to Belarusians.
“It’s Lukashenko who closed the land border,” acknowledged protester Lena Zhivoglod. “It’s powerful for Belarusians to depart their nation. For these being oppressed by the regime, it’s a giant downside.”
With air journey suspended, the land route is the one one left.
“Numerous folks need to go away,” says expatriate Ruslan Kulevich. “On account of everybody appears to be tired of residing in fear. We’re prepared, we’re prepared. Maybe this may someway help open the border.”
Some demonstrators say they may attempt to dam Belarusian gadgets autos coming in, to give attention to their title for stricter European Union sanctions on Minsk.