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Asylum seekers test the 'walls' of Spain's enclaves in Northern Africa

Madrid, Spain Politics, Current Affairs February 22 @ 10:48am

Completely surrounded by Moroccan territory, the enclaves of Melilla and Ceuta are the only two permanently inhabited Spanish cities in mainland Africa. Both territories have attracted, in the past years, both illegal immigrants and asylum seekers from African countries looking for an entry to the European Union. In response, both cities are surrounded by fences that are 6 meters tall guarded by watch towers. In spite of these efforts to restrain access, the Spanish 'wall' is frequently stormed by migrants hoping to reach a new life in Europe.
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