On Friday morning about 300 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa attempted to cross the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in the north-west of the African continent. Around 200 managed to enter the Spanish enclave “singing songs of joy through various parts of the city,” the Spanish authorities said in a statement.
To reach Melilla, migrants had to climb a six-metre high barbed wire border fence. In the morning 214 of them had joined the Spain’s immigration centre. This facility has a capacity of 480, but already hosts more than a thousand people.