Illegal migrants staged riots in several districts of Lithuania.
According to the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of the country Lina Laurinaitite-Greene, in the Alytus district, foreign citizens placed in the building of an inactive school were dissatisfied with the conditions of detention: the restriction of time spent on the street. In addition, they demanded to return their mobile phones.
A total of 160 people were accommodated in this area. In protest, the migrants refused to eat. At the same time, the initiators of the action (citizens of Iraq) banned even children from eating. Some of these requirements were met: the time spent on the street was extended.
Dozens of migrants also staged riots in Kabelai and Druskininkai.
Earlier, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda signed amendments to the legislation that restrict the rights of illegal migrants. According to him, the law will help curb the “extreme situation” on the border with Belarus. Nauseda noted that if the law was not adopted, it would be a wrong signal for the countries from which people illegally migrate to Lithuania. The amendments prohibit illegal migrants from appealing against the decisions of the court of the first instance and also reduce the time for processing asylum requests.
Lithuania is also building a fence line on the border with Belarus. However, recently it became known that the country does not have enough barbed wire for the fence. It was noted that the Lithuanian Interior Ministry has already used up the entire army reserve — 4.5 km of barbed wire, and another 20 km will be purchased in the near future.