MELILLA MASSACRE: According to reports, Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, working with Moroccan police acting as the European Union’s border guards, earlier today, carried out a barbaric massacre at the borders of the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Africa.
The massacre occured when thousands of African migrants attempted to enter the Moroccan border into Melilla on Friday during which at least 37 were killed in cold blood while 150 others were injured.
Many of the victims, according to the UNHCR, are from countries like Chad, Niger, Sudan, and South Sudan and would qualify as possible asylum seekers under international law.
Uncertainty surrounds the precise cause of the deaths. However, reports indicated that some of the migrants may have died from suffocation or crushing because of a stampede provoked by Moroccan police charges.
There is a chance that more people died when they fell from the top of the border fence, which is between 6 and 10 meters high where the atrocity occurred. Others may have been directly killed by police who were seen hitting them with stones and batons.
Several people were seen lying by the border fence in a video posted by Al Jazeera. The video showed some bleeding, and many appeared to be dead. Moroccan security forces can also be seen in the videos standing over some of the migrants beating them with batons.
In one video obtained by Gallant Military Info, Moroccan security guards can be seen using batons to beat the migrants laying on the ground.
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Many of the injured, according to the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH), “were left there without help for hours, which increased the number of deaths.”
“The victims of the Melilla massacre endured for hours under the cruel gaze of people who were supposed to help them but did not,” said Helena Maleno, the founder of the Spanish NGO Caminando Fronteras.
As Africans we can’t afford to watch fellow Africans being butchered, slaughtered, killed and buried while we are silent. This is the right time to call on all African Leaders and People from all walks of life to speak and Act against this atrocities such as this.
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