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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Spain deploys tanks, troops in Ceuta over migrants” – below is their description.
Spanish tanks and soldiers are protecting the beaches of Ceuta after thousands of migrants crossed from Morocco into the Spanish enclave this week.
The bolstered security followed rioting in a Moroccan border town on Wednesday as police there tried to block hundreds of migrants from crossing to Ceuta to claim asylum.
Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Ceuta
It was part of the province of Cádiz until 14 March 1995. On that date, Statutes of Autonomy were passed for both Ceuta and Melilla.
Ceuta, like Melilla and the Canary Islands, was classified as a free port before Spain joined the European Union. Its population consists of Christians, Muslims, and small minorities of Sephardic Jews and ethnic Sindhis from modern-day Pakistan.
Spanish is the official language. Darija Arabic is also spoken by 40–50% of the population.