Monday, October 22, 2018

A Rush to Freedom

300 people rushed a border fence between Morocco and Spain's North African enclave Melilla, Spanish authorities said. One man died and nineteen other people were being treated for fractures or cuts sustained while scaling the fences . 

The border between Morocco and Spain's Melilla is cordoned off by two fences over six meters (20 feet) high and topped with barbed wire. Despite the Spanish government's promise to remove barbed wire on top of the fence, it has not yet done so.

According to the latest United Nations figures, over 48,800 migrants and refugees have entered Spain so far this year — more than Italy and Greece. Over 4,000 have entered Spanish territory in 2018 by crossing the fence into Melilla.

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