GRODNO, 16 November (BelTA) – Some refugees are packing their belongings and leaving the checkpoint at the Belarusian-Polish border, BelTA has learned.
Judging by what they said, they want to return to the old camp, warm up and dry things. The Poles shut down the water cannons.
BelTA reported earlier that the situation at the Belarusian-Polish border near the border checkpoint Bruzgi had aggravated at about 12:00 on 16 November. Desperate refugees tried to break through into Poland. In turn, Polish troops used tear gas and flash bangs. The refugees said they were tired of waiting. In response the Poles brought water cannons and sprayed people with water and yellow liquid that caused a burning sensation in cold weather.
The people were struggling to breathe, children were crying, the gas affected their eyes. Some vomited. The liquid got into the eyes of a Belarusian TV cameraman. Medics provided first aid to people on site.