150 migrants try to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla ~ #REUTERS:


This attempt to enter along a port quay marking the border, which occurred at 5:15 am, and in which a “group of 150 people” participated, failed, “no one entered Melilla “, indicated the prefecture of the enclave.

Due to the violence of the migrants who had sticks and threw stones, nine Civil Guard officers were injured. They are a priori minor injuries “, she continued.

These migrants came “for the most part” from sub-Saharan Africa “even if there were also North Africans”, further specified the prefecture of the enclave where migrants generally try to enter by crossing the fence several meters long. separates from Morocco.

In mid-May, Ceuta, the other Spanish enclave located on the northern coast of Morocco, had experienced an unprecedented migratory wave of nearly 10,000 people, including many minors, thanks to a relaxation of controls by the Moroccan authorities.

These spectacular arrivals had taken place in the context of a major diplomatic crisis between Spain and Morocco, angry since the reception in Spain, for treatment, of the leader of the Saharawi separatists of the Polisario Front, sworn enemy of Rabat. The latter has since returned to Algeria.

The borders of Ceuta and Melilla are the only land borders between Africa and the European Union.


Source: Reuters-VOA.


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