1,400 Migrants Attempt to Enter into Spain

“Some 1,400 migrants try to reach Spain from Africa,” by the Associated Press (reposted by Washington Post):

Some 700 migrants stormed border fences to try to enter Spain’s northwest African enclave city of Melilla from Morocco on Tuesday while the sea rescue service said it had picked up another 700 seeking to enter the country clandestinely in boats, officials said.

An Interior Ministry statement said the Melilla migrants used makeshift wooden ladders to try to scale the six-meter (20-foot) barbed-wire fences, and threw stones at police. Some 30 migrants managed to enter the city. Three were treated for minor injuries.

The statement said around 50 migrants stayed atop one of the fences for several hours during the attempt…


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