Madrid, Spain—The Spanish Government decides to mass-expel African immigrants.

Over 166 Sub-Saharan Africans will be deported from Spain after they breached a barbed wire fence and assaulted immigration guards in the autonomous city of Ceuta.

Spain and Morocco have signed an extradition agreement that enables the Spanish government to proceed to such deportations if it judges it appropriate. Until now the agreement had rarely been triggered.

The incident happened on July 26, when more than 600 immigrants attacked the six-meter-high security fence that guards Spanish territory. They lobbed Molotov cocktails and feces at the Spanish Civil Guard police force, resulting in several serious injuries.  Most alarmingly, however, is that the assaulters were highly organized: some groups busied the Spanish law-enforcement officers whilst their comrades breached the fence with improvised cutting tools allowing hundreds to slip through.