30. März 2014 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Melilla, EU-Zaun: 800 versuchen, 10 schaffen Überklettern · Kategorien: Marokko, Spanien

„Ten migrants clear Melilla border fence

Reinforcements hold back nearly 800 sub-Saharans who made coordinated jump attempt

Toñi Ramos Melilla

Around 800 African migrants made a coordinated attempt to jump the border fence separating the Spanish exclave of Melilla from Moroccan territory early Friday morning, the government delegation reported.

Ten of them succeeded in making it over into European soil, while the rest were stopped by Spanish and Moroccan law enforcement officers. Madrid recently increased the Civil Guard and National Police contingents at the border, following several massive runs on the fence.

During this latest attempt, most of the would-be immigrants were pushed back by Moroccan gendarmes. Those who made it to the top of the fence cried out “Spain, freedom, freedom!” and “Bosa, bosa,” which means “victory.”

Those who made it to the top of the fence cried out “Spain, freedom, freedom!”

One day earlier Spanish and Moroccan police had held back around 1,000 migrants who attempted to jump over as well.

So far this year more than 1,600 undocumented sub-Saharans have managed to enter Spain despite the concertina wire and other security measures that are in place.  […]“

via Ten migrants clear Melilla border fence | In English | EL PAÍS

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