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Polish farmers stand down, reopen key Lithuania border crossing after almost week-long protest

Protest action by Polish farmers on the border with Lithuania
Protest action by Polish farmers on the border with Lithuania

Polish farmers have ended their protest on the border with Lithuania, and vehicles are no longer being checked, a representative of the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service, Giedrius Mishutis said on March 7, according to news agency Interfax-Ukraine.

“The protest is over... One could say everything went smoothly,” he said, noting that no problems had arisen on the Lithuanian border during the almost week-long protest.

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Polish farmers began blocking the Lithuanian border on March 1. The protest action took place between the Lithuanian border town of Kalvarija and the village of Budzisko in Suwałki County, Poland.

The partial blockade was accompanied by inspections of trucks by Polish police, customs, and road transport inspectors. However, on March 4, the Lithuanian authorities reported that the enthusiasm of the protesters began to wane, as the inspections did not reveal any violations. This route is used by about 6,000 trucks a day.

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