The BBC reports:
Several hundred migrants have stormed a six-metre (20 ft) security fence that separates Morocco from Ceuta, a Spanish territory in North Africa. Police said security cameras showed around 600 migrants, some with shears and clubs, breaking through one of the gates.
More than 300 reportedly made it across the razor wire barrier.
Ceuta and Melilla, another Spanish territory in North Africa, have the EU’s only land borders with Africa. As a result, they are popular crossing points for migrants hoping to reach a new life in Europe. The Red Cross is treating about 400 migrants at its centre in Ceuta and dispatched five ambulances to help, the local emergency service said on Twitter.
It also reports that: “Spain’s Civil Guard said three police officers had been taken to hospital.”
Showing a very apt media-savviness, one of the migrants even draped himself in the EU flag. Surely the EU’s foreign minister Mogherini, who already thinks European life without migrants would be an unsustainable disaster, can’t resist these new (pro-EU!) Europeans.
It’s not the first time Sub-Saharan migrants storm this border. In fact, it’s been happening for a few years. Two months ago, a similar incident occurred, injuring both security personnel and migrants alike. See video below.