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超过 200 African men cross from Morocco into Spain’s Melilla

超过 200 African men cross from Morocco into Spain's Melilla
Authorities in Spain’s autonomous city of Melilla say that 238 African men have made it to the North African Spanish enclave after climbing over fences separating it from Morocco

Authorities in 西班牙 s autonomous city of Melilla said Thursday that 238 African men have made it into the North African Spanish enclave after climbing over fences separating it from Morocco

Sub-Saharan migrants fleeing poverty or violence regularly attempt to force their way over the 12-kilometer-long (7.4-英里) border in Melilla and in Spain’s other enclave in the northern African coast, Ceuta as a stepping stone to reach the European continent. The migrants often attempt to cross in large groups to surprise police agents on both sides of the fences.

In one of the largest attempts in recent months, 多于 300 Sub-Saharan men tried to cross in the early hours of Thursday, according to a statement from the Spanish government’s delegation in Melilla, 一个城市 84,000 居民.

It said the migrants were carrying hooks to climb the fences and that three Spanish Civil Guard officers were slightly injured when they tried to stop the migrants.

这 238 who made it in were taken to a migrant processing center where they need to self-isolate to prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus.

They usually remain there until authorities can figure out if they can be returned to their countries or qualify for staying in Spain.

Migrant pressure on the Melilla border has increased recently, with at least five attempts to cross since May, after thousands of peopleincluding hundreds of unaccompanied childrenforced their way into Ceuta, 一些 400 公里 (250 英里) to the west.

That sparked a diplomatic row between Spain and Morocco over the future of Western Sahara a territory annexed by Rabat in the 1970s.

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