[Marxism] Spain: Civil Guard murders asylum seekers
stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Fri Feb 28 21:42:46 MST 2014
At quarter to six on the morning of February 6, in a wood on the Moroccan
side of the border with the Spanish north African enclave Ceuta, about 300
asylum seekers met to try to cross the six-metre high razor-wire fence
seperating the two countries.
At 7.35am, they tried to cross this barrier but failed. Some then jumped
into the sea, and swum towards a sea wall and adjoining El Tarajal beach
that forms part of the border. Then, according to the Civil Guard, the
militarised Spanish police force charged with patrolling the frontier, 23
made it ashore (still in Moroccan territory) but "some" drowned.
The numbers said to have drowned eventually totaled 15, with 10 corpses
found in Moroccan waters and five in Spanish.
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through disobedience and through rebellion." -- Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
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