Hundreds of African migrants broke through a border fence in Ceuta yesterday armed with sticks, rocks and make-shift flamethrowers – laying waste to the enclave of North Africa near the Spanish border.
According to a statement released by the Spanish civil guard, “over 700 sub-Saharans” besieged the border fence with “at least 602” successfully crossing the border yesterday. 132 migrants were injured as a result, and 11 of them had to be admitted to a local hospital.
The port city of Algeciras is being hammered because of the migrant crisis. The poor mayor of that town talked about how his local government does not have the resources to handle the insanity happening at the border.
“We’ve never, ever, ever had 1,000 migrants arriving in Spain each weekend. And all this could just be for starters: there’s a lot of the summer left and there are thousands and thousands of migrants arriving on the coasts of north Africa and thousands and thousands more who have been waiting to cross for months or years,” Mayor José Ignacio Landaluce said.
These migrants are being aided by the new socialist government, who wants to remove these barriers and then import more of these people into Spain.
“I’m going to do everything possible to see that these razor wire fences at Ceuta and Melilla are removed,” Spanish interior minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said. “It’s one of my main priorities.”
“We can act before, at the point of origin, but we cannot let it get to that point,” he said. “It is not reasonable or acceptable to see people jumping over the fence.”
The Guardia Civil’s AEGC union has other ideas. The police union of Spain is speaking out against the socialist regime to keep order in the midst of a migrant crisis that is fundamentally transforming Europe.
“We’re one of the main entry points from the third world into Europe and none of those in charge at the interior ministry have wanted to see or resolve the problems this is causing,” the union said.
The police union believes that the migrants have “demonstrated that these problems are going to worsen if more Guardia Civil, and anti-riot and protection equipment, fail to arrive when the barbed wire is removed.”
The socialist government in Spain is not likely to last for very long, unless they do an immediate about face on the migrant question.