500 African Migrants ‘With Tools and Clubs’ Storm Spanish Border

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MADRID (AP) – The local Red Cross says an emergency team is assisting more than 300 migrants who crossed the fence surrounding Spain’s enclave of Ceuta in North Africa early Friday.

Spain’s Civil Guard said that a surveillance camera registered how more than 500 people approached the fence with tools and clubs that they used to break one of the gates.

Around 300 of them managed to enter Spanish soil, said a spokesman with the force who asked not to be identified in line with internal protocol. Two agents were injured and are being treated at a local hospital, he said.

Hundreds of sub-Saharan African migrants living illegally in Morocco try to enter Ceuta and Melilla, Spain’s other North African enclave, each year in hope of getting to Europe.


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