Mexico on Sunday threatened to take legal action against the United States for failing to protect its citizens after this weekend’s mass shooting in the border city of El Paso.
Of the 20 people gunned down at a Walmart adjacent to the Cielo Vista Mall, at least seven were Mexican citizens, and Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard promised Mexico City will act.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry called the attack in El Paso a “terrorist act against innocent Mexicans.”
Posición sobre la tragedia en El Paso Texas : pic.twitter.com/gIXuJcQJLy
— Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) August 4, 2019
Ebrard called Saturday’s shooting an “act of barbarism.”
“The president has instructed me to ensure that Mexico’s indignation translates into … efficient, prompt, expeditious and forceful legal actions for Mexico to take a role and demand that conditions are established that protect … Mexicans in the United States,” Ebrard said in a video posted on Twitter.
Ebrard later announced that he would be in El Paso to meet with the victims and offer support from the Mexican government.
Of the 26 injured in the attack, at least nine were Mexican nationals, according to the government.
El Paso, America’s 22nd-largest city with an estimated population of 682,669, is more than 80 percent Hispanic or Latino, according to U.S. census data. El Paso sits just across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juárez, which has a population of 1.3 million.
The shooter appears to have been targeting Hispanics and authorities are investigating it as a hate crime. A 21-year-old Texas man was in custody.
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WTF, HERE COMES THE BLUE HATS!!
LOOK BEANERS………. YOUR ALREADY “TEETERIN ON THE EDGE”……….. WHAT YOU SAW WAS JUST ONE PISSED OFF AMERICAN. MULTIPLY THAT BY A COUPLE MILLION………. IF YOU CAN COUNT THAT HIGH…………
When has Mexico ever protected Anybody including American in their s-hole country? We should go to war to liberate that s-hole from their corrupt leadership!
A “LATIN” FRIEND OF MINE SAID THE SAME THING. HIS PARENTS WERE BORN HERE. HE IS AN AMERICAN.
WHENEVER THE CONVERSATION TURNED TO IMMIGRATION HE WOULD SAY, “ANNEX MEXICO. THOSE PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS!!!!”