1,000 Honduran migrants break Guatemala police cordon

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Guatemala City (AFP) – More than a thousand Honduran migrants broke through a Guatemalan police cordon on the border with Mexico Sunday as they attempted to join a larger caravan of compatriots heading towards the United States, police and rights groups said.

A group of around 1,500 Hondurans were being held back by police from the international bridge that separates the Guatemalan town of Tecun Uman from the Mexican city of Ciudad Hidalgo.  

Weight of numbers allowed the Hondurans to break through, but they were then thwarted by a reinforced metal gate blocking them from entering Mexican territory, as Honduran police fired tear gas in an attempt to halt the surge.

Several people showed signs of being affected by the gas but no-one was injured, Guatemalan authorities said.

Guatemala’s human rights ombudsman, Jordan Rodas, called on his country’s authorities in a statement to “protect” the rights of Hondurans during their stay in the country.

Hondurans are fleeing poverty and gang violence in their homeland.

A caravan that left two weeks ago has made its way into Mexico, where the group has swelled to 7,000 mostly Honduran migrants, according to a UN estimate.

The migrants are walking towards the US despite threats from President Donald Trump to employ the military to prevent them from entering.

Mexican television showed a migration officer telling Hondurans behind the metal gate that they needed to follow “legal procedures” to enter the country in a “calm and safe way”.

Mexican authorities reiterated on Sunday that Honduran migrants would be allowed to enter as refugees.

At least 60 migrants have already done so from the group stranded at the border.


5 thoughts on “1,000 Honduran migrants break Guatemala police cordon

  1. This is all one big horse and pony show. If you or I illegally entered Mexico, we would be shot dead on sight. These Hondurans aren’t “fleeing from poverty and gang violence”, if they were they would be happy to stay in Mexico or any country in South America. No, this is an invading army, seeking to destroy America, seeking to take everything you have and put a hole in your head. Arm up people, the land that nobody thought would ever face an invasion is being invaded, the threat is now here.

  2. How do you have a nation if you have no borders…?????????!!

    How can you tax me if there is no nation???…. Gotcha Bitches!!!!

    better clean this shit up DC or your gonna lose more then you think

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