Spain: 800 migrants storm North African border fence

MADRID (AP) — Spain says 800 African migrants have tried to storm the border fences separating Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco in the second such attempt in two days.

The Interior Ministry said police repelled most but 54 migrants managed to make it across Wednesday. Spanish National Television showed the migrants celebrating the feat.

The ministry said two police officers were treated for unspecified injuries during the melee.

Thousands of African migrants living illegally in Morocco try to enter the Spanish enclaves of Melilla and Ceuta each year, hoping to reach a better life in Europe.

On Tuesday, 200 migrants stormed the six-meter (20-foot) high fences, with 102 getting across.

  • Rosenmops

    If they just shot them off the fence they would stop doing that.

    • eMan14

      Or not.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      They’re freakin’ zombies, man.

  • Rosenmops

    Off topic: Zoomalis shoot it up at Calgary house party

    “One of the victims was on life support at Foothills Hospital on Thursday morning. His cousin identified him as Abdullahi Ahmed…”

    • BillyHW

      They can’t escape themselves.

    • Linda1000

      This happened in a neighbourhood called Killarney and it’s generally not a rough or run down part of the city. I’ve noticed in the last couple of years that there are many more African or black immigrants in Calgary and judging by the expensive new vehicles they drive, they must have money. African countries are not rich so makes me wonder how and where they are getting the money into Canada and if it’s all legit.

  • Porky17

    Why do the Spanish require this ridiculous outpost in Morocco? Get rid of it and the invaders at the same time!

    • Frau Katze

      It makes sense to me to get rid of it. It’s a smugglers’ paradise and I suspect some there are making money from it.

      They’ve been there since the 15th century and I’ve never heard any discussion of leaving, although the Moroccans consider it “occupied territory”,

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Should Spain cede these territories, the invaders will then head for Gibraltar to claim their piece of the Rock.

  • Paulla

    I keep wondering why they don’t use high-pressure water hoses. They won’t get hurt if they hit them with it before they go high up the fence.

    • eMan14

      And get people to pay to hose them down. Like a video game.

      • Jay Currie

        Excellent idea… The Spanish are being games… Why not play whack a mole right back.

  • oobie

    Apart from Slave labor (new invaders) what are the benefits for the Spainish economy>? Hair Weaves, sing songs, black music. spicey food?

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Grease the poles with bacon drippings…

  • Hard Little Machine

    If I were the Israeli Foreign Ministry I’d be screaming for Spain to evacuate occupied Africa AND allow an unlimited number of African refugees into Spain w/o hesitation and then drag them through the UNSC to pass a condemnation or 137 of them.