Early Thursday morning, some 800 sub-Saharan migrants armed with flamethrowers, Molotov cocktails, mallets, shears, and plastic containers filled with feces stormed a Spanish border fence, violently clashing with law enforcement.
At least 15 Civil Guard officers suffered injuries, five of whom were transferred to a local hospital, according to a report from Spain's Civil Guard. "Molotov cocktails have also been recovered, as have bags of hashish," the report added.
More than 600 of the migrants successfully crossed the Spanish-Moroccan border fence into Ceuta, a Spanish autonomous city along the coast of North Africa.
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After crossings the fence, migrants threw stones at agents and their vehicles, breaking glass on at least three of them.
Sixteen migrants "have been evacuated to the University Hospital of the city," the report says.