"We now see two well-organized actions, one outside the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, and other events that took place in Rudninkai. It shows that things are organized and coordinated," the minister told journalists at the parliament on early Wednesday morning.
She called both events as anti-state activity.
"The situation is that it’s a hybrid attack, that's what we see. Those processes happening in the context of illegal migration when our capacity is focused near the border and on the protection of objects, when such challenges happen, such non-sanctioned initiatives, and not some sort of manifestation of civil expression, but a well-organized anti-state activity when we need to move our officer forces from those objects, so we can clearly consider it to be a well-organized process," the minister said.
Some 5,000 people gathered outside the parliament building on Tuesday to protest against the government's planned restrictions for people without immunity to the coronavirus and refusing to get tested.
Once the parliamentary sitting ended, some protested blocked exits from the parliament and the driveway into the parliament's internal courtyard. As officers attempted to push people away, riots broke out and officers were pelted with bottles, flares. Teargas had to be used against protesters.
At the same time in Rudninkai training area where illegal migrants are housed, unrest broke out over living conditions. Up to 20 illegal migrants fled the camp.
The interior minister did not comment on who, in her opinion, organized this unrest.
Bilotaite said the state should pool its all forces to ensure smooth work of the country's parliament.
"The Lithuanian parliament is a representation of the nation, where very important decisions are made. Today (Tuesday), was that day when very important national security decisions were made in the Seimas, and actions like these show that it was well-organized and intentionally aimed at the State of Lithuania," Bilotaite said.