INVASION: Hundreds of Honduran Migrants Illegally Cross Into Mexico – Federal Police Stand Idly By (VIDEOS + PHOTOS)
On Friday, the Honduran caravan tore down the border gate in Guatemala and stormed the border bridge into Mexico.
Mexican authorities clashed with the Honduran migrants and deployed several rounds of tear gas on Friday which resulted in nearly two dozen injuries, including a CNN reporter.
After the Hondurans breached the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge, they were unsure of what to do next so they created a refugee camp.
Hundreds of Honduran males began jumping into the Suchiate River from the bridge:
Caravan migrants on their trek to the US arrived at the border bridge separating Mexico, Guatemala in hopes of continuing their passage north, defying Pres. Trump's threats of retaliation as some were seen jumping into the Suchiate River to journey onward. https://t.co/uQty0Gdwdv pic.twitter.com/LtfXfkF6ak
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 20, 2018
The Hondurans used a toe-line and rafts to illegally cross into Mexico. The Mexican federal police did not stop the invasion.
Video of male Honduran migrants swimming into Mexico from Guatemala:
Members of the migrant caravan crossing into Mexico. pic.twitter.com/N63XfzAJ0M
— Kate Linthicum (@katelinthicum) October 19, 2018
Video shows Honduran migrants from the Guatemalan side of the river swimming into Mexico using a rope as a ‘toe-line’ to help crossings. The federal police are not stopping the illegal crossings according to the reporters live on the scene.
With no movement on the bridge, hundreds more from the migrant caravan are crossing on the water. The federal police arent stopping it. pic.twitter.com/U2CRnRzS29
— Ioan Grillo (@ioangrillo) October 20, 2018
Police are standing idly by:
A handful have decided to cross illegally while Mexican police stand idly by on the banks of the river. pic.twitter.com/mYy1WsjaW1
— KarlaZabs (@karlazabs) October 20, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: According to AFP, Mexico just opened its border to women and children from the migrant caravan.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 20, 2018