155 migrants force entry into Spain's Ceuta enclave
"They are all from sub-Saharan Africa, the majority from Guinea," a spokesman for the central government's office in Ceuta told journalists.
They broke through the barbed wire fence bordering Morocco early on Friday morning, taking advantage of misty conditions, slightly hurting 12 police officers who tried to stop them, he said. Several migrants were treated for cuts.
Spanish media said some of them jumped over while the majority broke through a door in the fence. This is the first time in a year that migrants have managed to storm the barbed wire fence that separates Ceuta from Morocco as a group, the spokesman said.
Spain's two North African enclaves, Melilla and Ceuta, have the European Union's only land borders with Africa.
Once on Spanish territory, they are usually taken to a migrant reception centre where they can ask for asylum. (AFP)