Published time: 22 Aug, 2018 13:54
Seven police officers suffered acid and lime burns as more than 100 sub-Saharan migrants jumped the border fence that separates Morocco from Spain's north African exclave of Ceuta.
Approximately 300 people tried to enter European territory by storming the fence on Tuesday night. Press reports state that as many as 200 were successful, however officials in the autonomous city say they have only accounted for 115 new arrivals
The migrants cut part of the, 8.4km-long (5.2 mile) fence and used battery acid, quicklime and excrement to attack police officers, El Pais reports. The police revealed on Twitter that seven members of the force suffered injuries during the incident.
Because of vacations, the border was manned by fewer than 10 agents when the migrants chose to storm the fence. Numbers were also reduced because it was the first day of the Eid al-Adha Muslim festival. The Unified Association of the Civil Guard (AUGC) police representative group has long been critical of the shortage of officers manning the border.
because of vacations, the border was manned by fewer than 10 agents when the migrants chose to storm the fence.
surprise! i wonder how the migrants knew that all the agents were on vacation.
We need a new Varangian Guard style strike force that operates without the control and influence of corrupt governments but stands up for whats right and can maintain control and secure our borders no matter what.
And the police didn't fire a single shot
That was my thought. "What--you brought battery acid to a gunfight?" At which point the illegal invasion should have suffered a massive reduction in numbers.
Oh. but we're too civilized. Too bad they aren't.
Lots of fish food floating around.