Hoards of African migrants clamour to be let passed on the street, some face the peril of the treacherous rocks by the beach in their desperation and all the while determined policeman dressed in riot gear stand their ground.
Dramatic footage from the Italian border town of Ventimiglia has captured the attempts of hundreds of men, women and children - mostly Sudanese, Eritreans and Ethiopians - to cross into France from Italy.
More than 100 migrants managed to break through police barriers at Balzi Rossi beach - despite officers' attempt to deter them with pepper spray as video from the town shows.
The French Interior Ministry and representatives of the Alpes-Maritimes region around Menton were not available for comment.
Many of the hundreds of migrants who arrive by boat in Italy every day aim for northern Europe.
Ventimiglia's craggy seashore became the site of a temporary migrant camp last year, which was later cleared away by police.
Most of the more than 94,000 people who have arrived in Italy by boat this year travelled from sub-Saharan Africa to Libya where people smugglers, who have taken advantage of the breakdown of order there, charged them hundreds of dollars for the passage, often in unseaworthy boats.
The city of about 24,000 residents opened a reception centre to house the hundreds of migrants who had been sleeping rough under a bridge.
About 150 migrants left the centre shortly after midnight on Thursday and walked to the shore, where they remained for hours before heading for France.
Another group of migrants who abandoned crossing at Balzi Rossi beach tried to reach France by walking along the rail tracks.
One teenager was hit by a train during the treacherous journey and had to be transferred by helicopter to the San Martino Hospital in Genoa. He remains intubated and in a serious condition.
'The migrants who have reached Ventimiglia over the past three years have one aim: to pass into France,' Marenco said.
Note the two men in the water trying to swim around the police to get into France.
The coast guard was there to both turn back the migrants and to ensure their safety.
I just love it! More Whites fighting back against invaders. The main difference between here and Europe is not just apathy (which is a big problem here), but that we have been taught that America is the land of immigrants. However Europe is not. Europe is ours by birthright and not even the most radical of liberals can say that isn't true.
On the other hand, America is ours by right of conquest. It may have been wrong, but it's done, and since no one living today is guilty of any of those supposed wrongs, we cannot be held accountable for them.
I hope that White America will be inspired by our European brothers and sisters and get off their fat, beer soaked asses and start fighting back!
BTW, if it weren't for all the non-Whites, that looks like a beautiful place to visit.