African Immigrants Try to Push Way into Spanish Enclaves

Mass attempts to scale walls


Hundreds of Africans seeking to enter Europe made a coordinated assault on the triple wall that divides Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco on Tuesday, with about a hundred of them getting over.

Six Spanish civil guards and one immigrant were injured in the incident, the latest in several mass attempts to scale the wall in recent months, the government of the territory said in a statement.

About 300 people were involved in the attack, which started early in the morning. While some of the immigrants climbed the wall, others threw objects at border guards that were trying to stop them, the government said.

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