the new wave of immigrations to Europe
according to rapporteur report from Spiegel, link ,More than a thousand African migrants have tried to storm the border fence in the Spanish exclave of Ceuta in Morocco. Policemen prevented them from doing so, dozens of people were injured.
On the New Year's Day, some 1100 African migrants have tried to climb over the border fence to the Spanish exclave Ceuta in Morocco. Policemen and security guards hindered them. Only two had reached Spanish soil and had been taken to hospital with injuries, the government said in Madrid.
Five policemen and 50 security forces were injured when they wanted to keep people from climbing over the six-meter-high barrier fence. The double fence that separates Ceuta from Morocco is eight kilometers long. Only at the beginning of December, 400 people had stormed the barrier to reach EU territory. Even then, there were dozens of injured people. Most of them were caught and taken to the local center.
Spain has two enclaves in North Africa, both of which are claimed by Morocco: Ceuta on the sea of Gibraltar and the Melilla, 250 kilometers to the east. Near the area tens of thousands of desperate Africans, as well as Syrians, are waiting for an opportunity to enter the EU.