Sub-Saharan immigrants attempt to jump the fence into Melilla in north Africa

PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 March, 2014, 11:14pm
UPDATED : Friday, 28 March, 2014, 11:14pm


Sub-Saharan immigrants, who yesterday tried to cross into Spanish territory, shout "Spain, Spain" and "Freedom" from the top of a fence at the Spanish-Moroccan border in Melilla, a Spanish autonomous city in north Africa. Spanish officials said several hundred migrants tried to climb barbed-wire fences but were turned back by security forces from both sides. Moroccan forces kept back more than 1,000 who made similar attempts on Thursday. Thousands of migrants seeking a better life in Europe are living illegally in Morocco, hoping they can enter Melilla or Spain's other north African enclave, Ceuta. Photo: EPA