Migrants Terrorize Spanish Border, Border Guard Suffers Horrific Leg Break
A Spanish border guard suffered a shocking leg break while attempting to stop migrants bursting through the Moroccan border in the city of Ceuta.
The incident took place on Sunday night at the El Tarajal border crossing in the Spanish city on coast of northern Africa. Security footage of the incident was posted online by local news outlet El Faro Ceuta.
The video shows a large group of people forcing their way through a gate and racing past border guards. Two guards attempt to tackle them, but the flow of bodies only increases.
One of the guards kicks out at people as they race past while another swings with his baton. While trying to tackle one of the migrants, the first officer suffers a sickening leg break. The video footage shows his leg hanging limply with the bone apparently snapped.
El Faro Ceuta report that he broke both of his tibia bones in the incident and has subsequently undergone an operation.
According to El Pais, the government delegate in Ceuta, Nicolás Fernández Curucull, blamed the guard’s injuries on“the violent attitude” of the migrants who “overwhelmed the agents.”
In total, more than 100 migrants managed to pass through the gate. Many more managed to scale the border fence and the Red Cross told Reuters that 186 people in total managed to cross into Ceuta during the night.