MADRID (AP) _ Spain’s Interior Ministry says some 400 sub-Saharan migrants tried to scale a barbed-wire border fence to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco, with some 100 making it across.
Melilla ministry spokeswoman Irene Flores said Tuesday the majority of those who managed to cross the fence had been intercepted and would be placed in a temporary accommodation center while authorities try to repatriate them.
Spanish National Television images showed dozens of the migrants dashing through the streets of Melilla while being pursued by police.
Melilla is one of two Spanish enclaves on the northwestern African coast that are surrounded by Morocco on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other.
Migrants seeking access to Europe camp around Melilla hoping for a chance to cross the fence.