8 Jan, 2018 @ 11:19
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Hundreds of migrants storm Spanish border in Melilla injuring police officers

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EN-MASSE: Migrants trying to cross the border

SOME 209 migrants scaled the high fence that borders Spain and Morocco in Melilla using climbing hooks. 

Sub-Saharan African migrants scaled the 20-foot high fence with hooks and shoes with nails in the bottom so they could grip the crisscrossing steel fence.

One police officer who was injured was ‘attacked by an immigrant with one of the hooks they use to clamber up the fence’, said the central government’s representative in Melilla in a statement.

Adding the implement cut the police officer’s earlobe.

There were injuries on both sides as four other migrants were sent to the Hospital Comarcal de Melilla.

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