Nearly 600 migrants stormed border fence and attack security forces to make it into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco.
Spanish authorities said officers were assaulted with quicklime when migrants charged border fences separating Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco last Thursday.
A spokesman for the Guardia Civil police force in Ceuta said the migrants managed to climb over the double barrier, which is covered in small blades.
They scrambled over ‘all of a sudden, with much violence,’ and some attacked police with quicklime they had in tubes and bottles. As a result, ‘more than a dozen police’ were injured with the substance, four of whom had to go to hospital for burns to their faces and arms.
According to the Spanish Red Cross, they called to check on 592 people after the massive charge, and they found out that 132 migrants had been injured as they scaled the high, barbed-wire fences.
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