Camp of Saints news from Melilla: African migrants cling on to border fences for seven hours

The men sat on the fence for seven hours

Dozens of migrants attempted to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Thursday but ended up clinging to the top of metal fences while Spanish border patrols tried to convince them to hand themselves over.

At least 25 migrants, many with bloody bare feet, clung to the tops of fences for hours, shouting slogans and calling for help to enter Spain.

After a seven-hour standoff, border patrol managed to coax most of the immigrants down from the fence, gave them water and turned them over to Moroccan police.

More photos at the link.

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