African migrants storm Spanish enclave

Feb 28, 2014, 6:55 AM EST
Members of the Guardia Civil stand next to the border fence between Spain and Morocco in the Spanish enclave of Melilla on October 17, 2013.
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More than 200 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have broken into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla by scaling the border fence. It is one of the biggest migrant surges into Melilla in recent years. Many of the migrants suffered cuts scaling the fence. During the incident, migrants threw stones, sticks and bottles at police, officials say. This month there have been similar mass break-ins in Melilla and Ceuta - another Spanish city in North Africa.
Background:
African migrants storm into Spanish enclave of Melilla [BBC]
Africans, battered and broke, surge to Europe’s door [NYT]

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