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Hundreds of immigrants attack Melilla outpost in Spain

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Madrid — On Friday, about 400 migrants attacked a high fence blocking the outlying land of Melilla in North Africa, Spain.

Melilla and Ceuta, also the second Spanish outposts on the north coast of Africa, have become a popular crossroads for illegal African immigrants trying to enter Europe in the last decade.

"A large number of people south of Sahara ... broke through the access gates of the Barriochino border crossing, jumped over the roof of the checkpoint and entered Melilla," a representative from the Spanish government said in a statement. .. Not to mention how many people crossed.

The border raid begins around 6:40 am local time and the crossing takes place at 8:40 "despite a major operation by the Moroccan army". Said that. The

invasion was the first significant invasion of either outlying area since mid-March, when Spain adopted a pro-Moroccan position against Western Sahara. Establishment of a sovereign state.

In the weeks of 2022 prior to the shift, migrants entering the two excursions were more than tripled compared to the same period in 2021.

In mid-2021, there were as many as 8,000 people swimming in Ceuta and climbing fences for two days, security on the Moroccan side of the border following bilateral diplomatic spats. I took advantage of the fact that the net was clearly lifted. (Report by Emma Pinedo, edited by Aislinn Laing and John Stonestreet)