ICYMI: AP: US fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants
January 2, 2019
Yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection continued the use of tear gas against migrants, including innocent children. This incident comes on the heels of the deaths of two migrant children in the custody of the Trump administration.
AP: US fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants
U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who tried to breach the border fence in Tijuana.
An Associated Press photographer saw at least three volleys of gas launched onto the Mexican side of the border near Tijuana’s beach that affected the migrants, including women and children, as well as journalists. The AP saw rocks thrown only after U.S. agents fired the tear gas.
In a previous incident, U.S. agents launched tear gas across the border after some migrants tried to breach the border following a peaceful march in Tijuana on Nov. 26. Hundreds of migrants who were downwind of the gas were affected.