Caravan Showdown: Migrants Tear Down Guatemala Border Gate, Rush Towards Mexico

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Migrants in a 4,000-strong caravan traveling north from Central America have trampled the Guatemalan border and are currently preparing for a push into Mexico.   

Daily Mail

Word of the border breach conflicts with earlier reports that the bulk of the caravan, approximately 2,000 – 3,000 people, turned around two blocks from the Mexican border with Guatemala earlier Friday.

They were two blocks from the border line in the Guatemalan town of Tecun Uman when they retreated.  It is not an indicator that they have changed their plans, but demonstrates the obstacles the group is facing. On Thursday and Friday, the group clashed with police in the town and fought with them as Mexican man who was supporting the march was arrested.

They are now making their way towards a bridge which traverses the Suchiate River. One migrant said: ‘One way or another, we will pass.’  –Daily Mail

Thursday evening, US and Mexican officials agreed on a plan to handle the appropaching caravan, according to Fox News.

Under the deal, which was developed over the course of several months, Mexico requested that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) establish shelters along its southern border with Central America, the official said. –Fox News

“Just today, the Mexican government, and this is a very important step, requested the intervention of the U.N., the Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees, to help Mexico review any asylum claims from the members of the caravan,” Gutierrez said. “That will allow us to have a process by which in our border we will make sure that of serving human rights, respecting international law, if there are legitimate claims to refugee, those can be processed in a very clear way.”

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On Thursday, Mexico deployed hundreds of riot police to intercept the caravan, following demands by President Trump that Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador intervene before he has to deploy US troops.

I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!” Trump Tweeted Thursday morning.

On Tuesday, Trump threatened to cut off aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador if they “allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States.”

Mexico said in a Thursday statement that it would also seek assistance from the United Nations refugee agency for help coordinating with Central American governments of countries from which the migrants originated.

Hundreds of federal police in riot gear fanned out on the international bridge in Suchiate, on the Mexican-Guatemalan border, as the caravan of several thousand Honduran migrants trekked toward the crossing.

Guatemala also sent police reinforcements to its side of the border, after Trump threatened to cut aid to the region, deploy the military and close the US-Mexican border if the migrants were allowed to continue.

A first group of several hundred migrants arrived late Wednesday in the border town of Tecun Uman, Guatemala, where they overflowed a local shelter, leaving many to sleep in the town square or on the street, an AFP correspondent said. –AFP

The new caravan, which began in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula with 150 migrants, is the second caravan from Honduras this year. The first caravan was largely disbanded, though a few asylum seekers successfully made it to US soil and were taken into custody.

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7 thoughts on “Caravan Showdown: Migrants Tear Down Guatemala Border Gate, Rush Towards Mexico

  1. And I’m sure this is all talk and that the Mexican government will just let them pass right on through to the US Southern Border like the good little puppet government that they are. And then the US border patrol will let them right on through into our country like the good little puppet government that we have.

    Also, it sounds like this is the elites chance to bring in their UN troops, so we can offer our so called, “Thanks” to them for helping us stop them from coming across and thus making the sheeple feel happy that an outside foreign entity is going to help keep us and this world safe because our own government won’t do a damn thing about it because they were told not to because that’s the way the elite designed it in order to establish their NWO.

    Just like Kiss-ass-inger stated, “”Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful!”

    Right out of their NWO playbook.

  2. Well, I hope to hell the US Troops have the NAPALM, FLAME THROWERS, etc. ready at the border! Have a Mex– er I mean Guatemalan Barbecue going on. Make sure those invaders are DEEP FRIED & EXTRA CRISPY!

  3. united snakes troops will either be on their knees with puckering lips, waiting to greet and process them for entry and willing to obey their next unlawful order as they have ALWAYS done or as NC said, this will be the un’s backdoor to our front door.

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