Migrant Camp Raided by Morrocan Authorities

“Moroccan authorities raid camps of migrants waiting to cross into Spain,” by Ashifa Kassam for the Guardian:

Moroccan authorities have carried out raids on a makeshift camp where some 1,000 migrants were living as they waited to rush the border fence that separates Morocco and Spain, according to a human rights group in Melilla.

The raids on Mount Gurugú, about 6 miles (10km) away from the Spanish enclave of Melilla, began on Sunday and were carried out over several days, said the Pro.De.In Association of Melilla.

The first raid came while most of the residents were sleeping, a 17-year-old from Guinea named Cheick told El Mundo newspaper. “They flattened everything they found here. They destroyed our plastic tents, burned the little food we had left and the clothes we had. What are we going to do now?…”

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