President Hutte called this situation “chaos” because more than 6,000 migrants swimming along the border crossing brought 84830 residents from Morocco into the Spanish enclave.
Juan Jesus Vivas, chairman of the Conservative Party, told the Spaniards: “The current situation is very chaotic. We cannot know exactly how many immigrants have entered. It is between 6,000 and 7,000, of which 1,500 are none. Minors accompanied by people.” Public television station TVE
He added: “On the other side of the fence, there are thousands of people. We urgently need reinforcements at the border and diplomatic intervention. I firmly believe that Morocco can stop this situation if it wants to.”
Spanish troops arrived at a small border crossing on Tuesday morning, where barbed wire fences separated Spain and Morocco in North Africa. She parked four armored vehicles in front of the fence, and dozens of immigrants were still swimming, trying to reach mainland Spain. The Spanish National Guard ships are trying to distract them. Some immigrants use inflatable rubber child safety belts to cross hundreds of meters of ocean.
A spokesperson for the Red Cross said: “There are many women and children among them, and the whole family is here.” While getting help, more exhausted immigrants lie on the beach on the Spanish side.
The Spanish army used tear gas on the other side of the border to stop hundreds of soldiers standing on the Moroccan side. Some people on the Moroccan side threw stones at the police.
Ceuta is a Spanish city in North Africa. It is a place that often attempts to enter illegally through the fence. However, the Spanish media attributed this large-scale maritime invasion to the deliberate release of the Moroccan police because of the Spanish leader of the Polisari Front. This movement is being sought. Western Sahara became independent from Morocco and is currently working in a Spanish hospital.
The Moroccan authorities have not yet responded.
The Spanish Minister of the Interior has sent police reinforcements to Ceuta, where about 1,200 police and soldiers are stationed. The migrant who managed to cross and reach the city pointed to victory with two fingers and yelled “Spain Spain”.
A narrow border separates rich Europe from poor Africa, and tensions in Africa continue.
Pilar Cancela, Spanish Secretary of State for Immigration, wrote on Twitter: “Morocco has been closing and opening its borders with desperate people seeking a better life. This is an inhumane strategy.” The Spanish right The opposition accuses the Spanish left-wing government of ineffective border guards.
Yvla Johansson, European Commissioner for Immigration, said: “Spain’s borders are also EU borders.” She said: “The EU wants to establish a relationship of trust with Morocco, and immigration is the key.”
On May 8, the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement accusing Spain of “undermining good-neighborly relations” because he sent 71-year-old Brahim Ghali to a hospital in the northern Spanish city of Logrono.
Since contracting the coronavirus on April 18, Gali, the head of the Polisario Front, has been attending the hospital. Morocco claimed that he came to the hospital with a forged Algerian passport. Spain stated that the notification was received for humanitarian reasons.
Morocco subsequently stated that it would “have consequences.”