Last week I posted about a recent wave of migrants that has stormed the border fence separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco. The video report below describes a day on which more than 2,500 “refugees” tried to breach the fence, with about 500 succeeding.
|00:02||A new massive assault on the fence at Melilla. On Wednesday group of more than 2,500 migrants|
|00:07||of sub-Saharan origin tried to gain access to Melilla,|
|00:11||and more than 500 succeeded. The assault occurred|
|00:15||early in the morning when the migrants, in a coordinated manner, approached the fence|
|00:19||after mocking the Moroccan police and deterring them by throwing rocks.|
|00:25||The Spanish Civil Guard tried to contain the assault.|
|00:28||Three officers were injured and three migrants had to be treated for|
|00:32||minor injuries at the foot of the fence. Those who succeeded|
|00:36||in stepping onto Spanish soil managed to get to the Center of Temporary Stay for Immigrants (CETI)|
|00:40||and are being treated by the Red Cross.|
|00:43||This crossing is one of the largest in recent years. In the first two months|
|00:47||of this year there have been 57 assaults on the border, according to figures|
|00:51||from the Ministry of the Interior.