The Lithuanian authorities said that the riots near the parliament building in Vilnius and in the migrant camp in Rudininkai were an organized and coordinated action. This statement was made by the Minister of Internal Affairs of the country Agne Bilotaite.
“Currently we see two well-organized actions – one at Seim, the other – the events that took place in Rudininkai, this shows that everything was organized and coordinated”, – quotes Minister Delfi.
Bilotaite called both of these events anti-state activities.
“This is a hybrid attack. These processes take place in the context of illegal migration, when our forces are concentrated at the border and protected objects. When such challenges occur, it is not an expression of citizenship, but a well-organized anti-state activity. In a situation where we are forced to withdraw the forces of our law enforcement agencies from other facilities, this can be interpreted unequivocally – as a well-organized process, ”said the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
We will remind, about 5 thousand people on the eve gathered for a rally near Seim in Vilnius to express their disapproval of the government’s planned restrictions on coronavirus. After the Seim meeting, part of the protesters blocked the exits from the parliament and the exit from the courtyard. When the cops started pushing them away from the building, riots broke out… Bottles, stones and flares were thrown at the police, and tear gas was used against the protesters.
Also last night riots occurred in a temporary camp for migrants near the village of Rudninkai. Illegal migrants began to break down the fence in the camp, and a group of people managed to escape. Lithuanian law enforcement officers detained a total of 20 escaped migrants. In total, the camp near the village of Rudninkai contains about 400 illegal immigrants who came to Lithuania from the territory of Belarus. Initially, the authorities wanted to place up to 1,500 migrants at the landfill, despite the fact that about 500 people live in the village itself. Residents held several protests, and as a result, the authorities decided to reduce the number of illegal immigrants who would be placed in the camp. Now it is expected that there will be about 800 of them.
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