The border crisis took a dramatic turn on Sunday after hundreds of migrants “rushed” the U.S. border, and caravan members scuffled with border guards on the Mexico side of the crossing.
In an incident that the Associated Press called a “show of force,” cameras caught migrants rushing the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which is south of San Diego.
“Central American migrants, mostly men, tried to breach the border crossing … after pushing past a blockade of Mexican police standing guard near the international border crossing,” the AP explained.
“U.S. Border Patrol helicopters flew overhead, while U.S. agents held vigil on foot beyond the wire fence in California,” the report continued. Portions of the border were also completely shut down by U.S. officials as the event unfolded.
Pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry are also suspended at both the East and West facility.
— CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) November 25, 2018
— emma murphy (@emmamurphyitv) November 25, 2018
“Pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry are also suspended at both the East and West facility,” CBP San Diego posted from their official Twitter account.
After some of the surging migrants began hurling rocks at border officials, U.S. authorities responded with non-lethal measures.
“U.S. agents fire tear gas at migrants after some try to breach fence separating U.S. and Mexico,” the AP confirmed on Twitter.
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