Protesters in Poland and Lithuania set up tent cities on border with Belarus demanding change

A convoy of cars with white-red-white flags honks and moves to a new picket point near the Bobrowniki-Berestavitsa border crossing point, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat

Belarusians from Lithuania have joined the action of the National Anti-Crisis Administration and set up a tent city near the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. The main purpose of the action is to call upon the international community to pay more attention to the situation in Belarus, as well as to immediately impose sanctions against Lukashenka’s regime.

The Belarusians, who now live in Lithuania, have set up a tent camp near the border crossing point Medininkai-Kamenny Loh. Concerned Lithuanians also joined the action.

“We demand, we ask, that we are helped to return home,” said one of the protesters.

Passing cars honked, with drivers expressing their support.

A man holding a large white-red-white flag during a picket near the Polish-Belarusian border. The picket is guarded by Polish police. Bobrowniki, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat
Bobrowniki, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat
Syarhei Dyleuski walks near the picket tents near the Polish-Belarusian border. Bobrowniki, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat.
Part of the picket participants near Bobrowniki-Berastavitsa border crossing point. About a hundred people gathered to call on the EU to adopt sanctions against Lukashenko as soon as possible, and the Belarusian authorities to release political prisoners and open the land borders for the free movement of citizens. Bobrowniki, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat
A man and a woman play drums during a picket near the Bobrowniki-Berastavitsa checkpoint. Later the Polish police will offer the picketers a different site. Bobrowniki, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat

The main purpose of the action of the National Crisis Management is an appeal to the European Union to introduce the 4th package of sanctions as soon as possible and to accelerate the development of the 5th package against Lukashenka’s regime.

The demand to the Lukashenka’s regime: to immediately open the land borders on the part of Belarus for free movement of citizens.

The actions are legal and coordinated with the local authorities.

The participants are listening to the announcement of the picket organizers near the checkpoint Bobrowniki-Berastavitsa. Shortly after the start of the picket, the Polish police suggested that the picketers choose another site to set up their tents. Bobrowniki, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat
Girls draw posters for a picket near the checkpoint Bobrowniki- Berastavitsa. The inscription on one of them reads “Belarusians don’t have time to wait” in Belarusian and English. Bobrowniki, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat.
The car of one of the picketers with Belarusian registration plates at the Bobrowniki-Berastavitsa checkpoint is decorated with posters and white-red-white flags. Bobrowniki, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat
Pavel Latushka, head of the NAU, during a picket near the Bobrowniki-Berastavitsa checkpoint. Bobrowniki, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat
Posters with portraits and names of political prisoners in the so-called “students’ case” hang on a platform near the Polish-Belarusian border, where a picket for accelerating the adoption of EU sanctions against the Lukashenka regime is taking place. Bobrowniki, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat.
Picket participants near the Polish-Belarusian border move to a new picket site. Bobrowniki, Poland. June 5, 2021. Photo: VO / Belsat
Tent camp near the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Photo: Belsat
Tent camp near the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Photo: Belsat
Tent camp near the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Photo: Belsat
Tent camp near the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Photo: Belsat
Tent camp near the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Photo: Belsat
Tent camp near the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Photo: Belsat
Tent camp near the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Photo: Belsat
Tent camp near the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Photo: Belsat

Belarusians make tent camp near the checkpoint Bobrowniki Berastavitsa in Poland.

Tent camp near Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Photo: Belsat
Tent camp near Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Photo: Belsat
Tent camp near Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Photo: Belsat

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