EU accuses Belarus of ‘gangster’ antics as migrants shiver at Polish border

Migrants gather on the Belarusian-Polish border
Migrants gather near a barbed wire fence in an attempt to cross the border with Poland in the Grodno region, Belarus November 8, 2021. Leonid Scheglov/BelTA/Handout via REUTERS

By Kacper Pempel, Joanna Plucinska, Sabine Siebold and Andrius Sytas

SOKOLKA, Poland – Hundreds of migrants shivered in freezing temperatures and huddled round campfires on the Belarusian border with Poland on Tuesday in front of razor wire fences and lines of Polish border guards blocking their entry into the European Union.