Saturday, October 20, 2018
80 Illegal Migrants Stage Jailbreak from Deportation Centre, Injure 10 Officers
(AP) — Spanish police say that 10 officers and 1 migrant have been injured when a large group of migrants tried to escape from a holding centre where they await deportation.
Police say that a group of around 80 migrants of Algerian origin tried to break out of the internment centre in Madrid early Saturday.
In August, 13 migrants successfully escaped from the same centre. 5 were arrested shortly after the breakout.
Spain has seen a spike in arrivals of migrants from Africa this year, many attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in dinghies.
Migrants who've been ordered by a Spanish judge to be deported to their countries of origin can be sent to internment centres for up to 60 days while authorities arrange their return.
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