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Video Shows Spanish Soldiers Throwing Migrants Into the Sea

Thousands swarmed border after Morocco deliberately allows influx as punishment.

Video footage shows Spanish soldiers beating migrants and throwing them into the sea after thousands reached European soil as a result of Morocco deliberately loosening border controls to punish Spain.

“Images of Spanish soldiers beating migrants/refugees and throwing them into the sea on the Moroccan border,” tweeted journalist Josep Goded.

According to the Associated Press, many of the migrants were sub-Saharan Africans. They were part of a flood of people who arrived in Ceuta, the Spanish city of 85,000 located in North Africa which is separated from Morocco by a 10 meter fence.

Half of the migrants who swarmed the border were expelled, but many have now made their way into Europe.