Poland blocks hundreds of migrants, refugees at Belarus border
Al Jazeera says Poland says it has repelled an attempt by hundreds of migrants and refugees to enter the country from its eastern neighbour, Belarus, and said thousands of others were on the way.
Warsaw said it had deployed additional soldiers, border guards and police in response to the situation along its eastern border, while video clips shared on social media purportedly showed people walking towards the frontier and some trying to breach a barbed-wire border fence using spades and other items.
The developments appeared to signal an escalation of a crisis that has been rumbling for months.
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