More than 200 migrants jump border fence between Spain and Morocco

ACCESS POINT: Many migrants have attempted to jump the fences at Mellila in the past ACCESS POINT: Many migrants have attempted to jump the fences at Mellila in the past @platonchacal/Twitter

MORE THAN 200 African Migrants have entered Spain after storming over a double fence between Morocco and Melilla.

In total, 209 people reportedly forced their way over the two six-metre (20 feet) high double fences between Morocco and the Spanish enclave.

Several people were reportedly injured during the violent barrage, including four of the migrants and a Guardia Civil officer.

Footage captured by journalist Helena Maleno Garzon shows a large group of migrants running through the streets of the city.

Migrants often use Melilla and Cueta , nearly 400 kilometres away, as access points into Europe as they are the only two land borders between Africa and the European Union.

A record number of migrants reached Spain in 2017, with almost 22,900 people accessing the country from Africa according to EU border agency Frontex.

Benjamin Park

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Comments (1)

  1. Annie

Why isn't this reported in the UK press? And do we know how many get into Spain and how many stay there?

 
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