It has been carried out by a “perfectly organized and violent” group that has achieved its objective “despite the extensive device of the Moroccan Forces”, according to the Government Delegation
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Hundreds of migrants have staged this Friday morning an assault on the Melilla fence by breaking the access door to the border post of the Chinatown, which has forced the deployment of police officers. This is the first rush that occurs after the new stage in diplomatic relations between Spain Y Morocco.
A group of about 400 “perfectly organized and violent” sub-Saharans has broken the access door of the Chinatown border control post and have accessed Melilla by jumping through the roof of said control, as reported by the government delegation. Immigrants are heading to the Temporary Stay Center of Melilla and some of them have been injured, as Efe has been able to verify.
Agents from the Civil Guard, with air support, and from the National Police are deployed in the area.
According to sources from the Government Delegation, around 6:40 a.m. this Friday, the anti-intrusion device of the Civil Guard Command has detected the approach to the fence of a large group of migrants, made up of more than 400 people.
The jump finally took place at 8:40 a.m. despite the “extensive” device of the Moroccan security forces, which have collaborated “actively and in a coordinated manner with the Spanish State Security Forces and Bodies.”
In recent days, in the vicinity of the border on the Moroccan side, there had already been clashes between immigrants trying to approach Melilla and agents from different Moroccan security forces.