Spanish police clash with migrants after 800 storm Morocco border fence

Police officers keep watch over some of the migrants who managed to breach the border fence.

(CNN)About 150 people were injured Thursday after migrants -- some wielding electric saws, shears and mallets -- stormed a border fence to enter Spain's northern African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco, Spanish police and the Red Cross said.

Some 800 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa clashed with the Guardia Civil at 6:35 a.m. Some also employed aerosols as flame throwers, plastic containers filled with quicklime and excrement, and sticks and stones to keep officers at bay, police said.
Several migrants celebrate in Ceuta after they managed to breach the border fence between Spain and Morocco.
In all, 602 migrants crossed into Ceuta; 586 were placed in a temporary migrant holding center, police said.
Of those injured, 132 were migrants, including 11 who were taken to a local hospital for treatment, the Red Cross tweeted. At least 16 officers were injured, with at least four taken to the hospital, the Red Cross and police said. The agencies reported slightly different tallies for hospitalized migrants and injured and hospitalized officers.
    A sub-Saharan African migrant is assisted by Spanish paramedics in Ceuta.