MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Cross-border transit in Ceuta was suspended on August 9 after hundreds of undocumented migrants attempted to trespass the border seeking to get to Spain.
The Tarajal checkpoint is a major transit route for Moroccan vendors, primarily women. On Wednesday and Thursday, over a thousand people have already crossed the border in Tarajal. A line of cars is waiting to pass through the border to deliver their stock to market of the Spanish city.
Ceuta is a Spanish autonomous city in North Africa, sharing a four-mile-long border with Morocco. Rabat has repeatedly called on Madrid to transfer the sovereignty over Ceuta and the neighboring city of Melilla. The residents of the city insist the territories should remain part of Spain.