Despite the fact that Spain, like Italy, is in the throes of a severe coronavirus crisis, culture-enrichers are still attempting to force their way into Melilla, the Spanish enclave in North Africa. The following news report describes a partially successful attempt by a large mob of Africans to break through the border fence.
Below is an excerpt from a article about the same incident:
50 Migrants Cross Into Spanish African Enclave; 5 Injured
MADRID (AP) — Some 50 migrants on Monday forced their way into Spain’s Melilla city over the fence that separates the European enclave in northern Africa, authorities there said.
The central government’s delegation in Melilla, which borders Morocco, said that they were part of a group of around 250 migrants who launched a “massive and violent entry” into the city, scaling the fence and ignoring the Spanish law enforcement officers on guard.
|00:10||In the early morning of Sunday-Monday, a group of 260 immigrants tried|
|00:14||to jump the fence at Melilla at the zone of Villa Pilar according to|
|00:18||the Government Delegation office. In spite of the efforts of the Civil Guard, armed forces,|
|00:22||and national police, 55 of them were able to enter. 38 were rejected and returned|
|00:28||to Moroccan authorities, and the rest remained on the other side.|
|00:32||The delegation stated that it was “a massive and violent crossing”.|
|00:36||Besides that, some of the sub-Saharans were detained for damaging certain vehicles which|
|00:40||they encountered nearby, presumably on purpose, and two Civil Guards were injured.|
|00:45||The group that was able to reach Spanish soil headed for the CETI [migrant reception center]|
|00:49||of Melilla to be received. Due to security measures for the coronavirus,|
|00:53||they remained waiting at the port, and 20 of them were treated|
|00:57||by the Red Cross, mostly for injuries and stitches.|
|01:01||Four of them were taken to the hospital for bone fractures and one head wound.|
|01:05||They were also given blankets, water, and a bite to eat.
Hat tip for the article: Reader from Chicago.