Polish-Slovak crossing blocked by protesting lorry drivers

The border crossing between Poland and Slovakia at Chyżne-Trstena is blocked due to the protest of Slovak lorry drivers, who oppose the increase of road fees in their country.

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Protesters unblocked the road between 4am and 7am on Friday morning, but then blocked it again.

“Currently, the road is again blocked, we do not know when the protest will be suspended,” Dorota Garbacz, the spokesperson of the local police said.

The majority of drivers who want to get to Slovakia choose other roads leading to that country.

Slovak drivers protest against increasing road fees. Their blockades take place in several places in Slovakia, not only at the Chyżne-Trstena crossing. The protest began on Wednesday morning.

Protesters unblocked the pass only three times, twice on Thursday and once on Friday.

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