Melilla is an autonomous Spanish city on the coast of North Africa, and shares a border with Morocco. It is a favorite location for migrants who want to attempt entry into Spain, and thus into the European Union.
Several days ago a group of 200 migrants stormed the border fence around Melilla, acting in a coordinated fashion. About fifty of them succeeded in getting over the fence, despite the actions of both Spanish and Moroccan police.
|00:08||The local government office announce that this that morning 200 immigrants tried to enter|
|00:12||over the fence, and 50 succeeded.|
|00:15||It was emphasized that they used hooks against the Civil Guard,|
|00:18||and six agents were wounded in addition to two immigrants treated for injuries.|
|00:24||It was about 7 in the morning when the fence-jumping occurred in the northern zone of Melilla|
|00:28||between Rostro Gordo and the Nano River. It involved an organized group of about 200 sub-Saharans.|
|00:34||In spite of the timely alert and the show of police,|
|00:38||on the Spanish side as well as the Moroccan side, the government office|
|00:42||said that the immigrants dispersed in a radius of more than a kilometer and a half|
|00:46||in such a way that 50 managed to enter the city center.|
|00:49||During the jumping of the fence, the immigrants used hooks|
|00:53||as projectiles against the agents, as well as rocks and other objects|
|00:57||as described by the government office. Six Guardia Civil agents were injured,|
|01:01||pending developments, and two sub-Saharans evacuated by ambulance,|
|01:05||one with an open fracture of the tibia and fibula,|
|01:08||and the other with various contusions.