Poland has declared a state of emergency in a three-kilometer zone along the border. Aid organizations are not allowed in.
The activists had previously handed over relief supplies such as winter shoes and blankets to a Polish organization. Originally, they had planned to take migrants back to Germany with them. The German interior ministry warned, however, that “unauthorized transport and any unauthorized entry” could have criminal consequences.
A spokesman for the group, Ruben Neugebauer, said: “We want to show solidarity here. It is the day the Berlin Wall came down and it is important that we choose human rights rather than walls. ” Europe must not allow itself to be blackmailed by a “dictator”. (APA)