Immigrants trapped in Melilla border attempt

LAST UPDATED: 18 Jun, 2014 @ 17:24
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Immigrants trapped in Melilla border attempt

SOME four hundred sub-Saharan immigrants were trapped in the fences between Morocco and Melilla after an attempt to cross the border Wednesday, June 18.

The sub-Saharans managed to climb the first of Melilla’s triple-fence border protections but got caught in a corridor separating two metallic structures.

Newly installed mesh structures – security measures designed to damage fingers – impede climbing the fences, slowing movements across the border.

Both Spanish and Moroccan security forces have been deployed, and the Moroccan government will take responsibility for the 150 who have been detained by the Spanish Guardia Civil.

None of the attempted immigrants have successfully entered Melilla.

Saturday, June 14, another 1,000 sub-Saharans attempted the same crossing, but again, none were successful. This is the tenth border jump attempt between Morocco and Melilla recorded in 2014.

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  1. I wonder do you live in primitive Spain big Willie and if so why?…… Spain is the largest entry point for illegal economic migrants in Europe. Not only is this wire protecting Spain’s borders but the borders of Europe as a whole including the UK. The vast majority of these illegal immigrants are economic not political migrants. The problem lies with so called governments of sub Saharan Africa, their poverty of the poor should be their own priority not buying private armies and Rolls Royces,,, Europe cannot give full employment to our own people at the moment, to receive many thousands of mostly uneducated, unemployable migrants from anywhere is an absurdity. Perhaps we should let a few hundred unemployed, illegal migrants live in your street, you might appreciate a bit of wire yourself,,,,cheers

  2. It is designed to avoid climbing.
    What kind of journalist writes “Its designed to damage fingers”, common, a bit of common sense and less yellow press.

    I guess Big Willy you dont have neither walls, fences or doors at your place…

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