German police said they had stopped more than 50 far-right vigilantes armed with pepper spray, a bayonet, a machete and batons who were trying to patrol the Polish border to stop migrants from entering the country. THis is reported by Reuters.
The vigilantes were following a call by the Third Way, a far right-party with suspected links to neo-Nazi groups, for its members to stop illegal crossings near the town of Guben on the German-Polish border.
Police seized the weapons carried by the 50 suspects and made them leave the area. Some of the suspects had travelled to the Polish border from other parts of Germany.
Germany has stationed an extra 800 police officers on the Polish border to control the flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union from Belarus, the interior minister said.
"Hundreds of officers are currently on duty there day and night. If necessary, I am prepared to reinforce them even further," Horst Seehofer told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
Seehofer said there had already been 6,162 unauthorised entries into Germany from Belarus and Poland this year.