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600 sub-Saharan migrants reach Spain after storming double barrier 600 sub-Saharan migrants reach Spain after storming double barrier
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Dozens injured after police were allegedly attacked with 'flamethrower' spray bottles Dozens injured after police were allegedly attacked with 'flamethrower' spray bottles
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A group composed of "over 600" undocumented migrants of sub-Saharan origin attempted to jump over early in the morning of July 26 the border fence that separates Ceuta from Morocco, as pointed out in a note by the Guardia Civil police force. Of these, a total of 602 immigrants have managed to access Ceuta, of which 132 have been injured according to the Red Cross. It is one of the most violent and numerous entries of recent times, according to police sources (<a href="https://elpais.com/politica/2018/07/26/actualidad/1532590163_134194.html">EL PAÍS in Spanish</a>). <strong>A group estimated at "over 600" undocumented migrants of sub-Saharan origin a<a href="https://elpais.com/politica/2018/07/26/actualidad/1532590163_134194.html">ttempted to cross the border fence</a> that separates the Spanish enclave of Ceuta from Morocco. The incident happened early on Thursday, July 26 and is the It is one of the most violent and numerous recent crossing, according to police sources. </strong>
  The local Guardia Civil (police force) released news of the mass attempt to leap over the barrier. Of these, a total of 602 immigrants managed to get into Ceuta, of whom 132 were injured, according to the Red Cross.(<a href="https://elpais.com/politica/2018/07/26/actualidad/1532590163_134194.html">EL PAÍS in Spanish</a>).
A spokesman for the Spanish police in Ceuta told AFP migrants climbed over the double barrier, which is covered in small blades. They forced their way in "all of a sudden, with much violence," and some attacked police with quicklime they carried in tubes and bottles, resulting in "more than a dozen police" injured, four of whom had to be hospitalized for burns in the face and arms (<a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/26/dozens-injured-hundreds-migrants-storm-spains-ceuta-border-morocco/">Daily Telegraph</a>).  A spokesman for the Spanish police in Ceuta told AFP that migrants climbed over the double barrier, which is covered in small blades. They forced their way in "all of a sudden, with much violence". Some attacked police with quicklime they carried in tubes and bottles, resulting in "more than a dozen police" injured, four of whom had to be hospitalized for burns in the face and arms (<a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/26/dozens-injured-hundreds-migrants-storm-spains-ceuta-border-morocco/">Daily Telegraph</a>).
Isabel Brasero, spokeswoman for the Red Cross, said they had to attend to 30 migrants with injuries, none serious. Eleven of them were taken to hospital for stitches and possible fractures, she added (<a href="https://www.afp.com/en/news/205/violence-600-migrants-storm-morocco-spain-border-fence-doc-17y1f91">AFP</a>).  Isabel Brasero, spokeswoman for the Red Cross, said 30 migrants with injuries were treated, none serious. Eleven of them were taken to hospital for stitches and possible fractures, she added (<a href="https://www.afp.com/en/news/205/violence-600-migrants-storm-morocco-spain-border-fence-doc-17y1f91">AFP</a>).
She said that after they had climbed over the barrier they ran toward CETI, the centre that houses migrants once they arrive in Spanish territory. She said that after they had climbed over the barrier they ran toward CETI, the centre that houses migrants once they arrive in Spanish territory.
Ceuta and Melilla — Spanish territories on Morocco's northern border — are the two locations where the EU borders with Africa, which is why many migrants try to reach them after <a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/eu-migrant-crisis-immigration-refuge-accept-country-fund-migration-policy-a8461676.html">Italy's new far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini closed the route access migrants had</a> through Libya.  Ceuta and Melilla — Spanish territories on Morocco's northern border — are the two locations where the European Union has borders with Africa. <a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/eu-migrant-crisis-immigration-refuge-accept-country-fund-migration-policy-a8461676.html">Italy's new far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini closing the route </a>through Libya has caused people like the latest group to try Morocco instead.
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