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Spain: Dozens of refugees stopped by Spanish police at Melilla border fence02:26

Spain: Dozens of refugees stopped by Spanish police at Melilla border fence

Spain, Melilla
November 21, 2015 at 12:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of between 80 and 100 migrants and refugees attempted to jump the border fence between Spain and Morocco in the North African Spanish enclave of Melilla on Saturday.

A heavy Spanish police presence confronted and stopped the migrants, who remained perched atop the border fence as the situation continues to develop.

There is a large permanent refugee presence on the border of the Spanish enclave, comprising people of mainly Sub-Saharan African and Syrian origin, as many await an opportunity to cross into the relative safety and prosperity of the European Union. In September 2005 six people died when thousands of migrants attempted to climb over the fences separating Melilla from Morocco and were stopped by Spanish security forces.

Spain: Dozens of refugees stopped by Spanish police at Melilla border fence02:26
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A group of between 80 and 100 migrants and refugees attempted to jump the border fence between Spain and Morocco in the North African Spanish enclave of Melilla on Saturday.

A heavy Spanish police presence confronted and stopped the migrants, who remained perched atop the border fence as the situation continues to develop.

There is a large permanent refugee presence on the border of the Spanish enclave, comprising people of mainly Sub-Saharan African and Syrian origin, as many await an opportunity to cross into the relative safety and prosperity of the European Union. In September 2005 six people died when thousands of migrants attempted to climb over the fences separating Melilla from Morocco and were stopped by Spanish security forces.

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