TRENDING Hundreds protest migrant caravan in Tijuana, Mexico

TRENDING

Hundreds protest migrant caravan in Tijuana, Mexico

VCG

17:04, November 19, 2018

Tensions boiled over in the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Sunday (November 18).

Hundreds of protesters hitting the streets demanding that the massive caravan of migrants from Central America leave their country, some holding signs reading "say no to the invasion" and singing the Mexican national anthem.

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Demonstrators accuse the migrants of causing chaos and breaking the law.

Over the past week nearly 6000 migrants have poured into Tijuana and another nearby border city.

The mayor says he's expecting that number to climb to 10,000. Many in the migrant caravan are from Honduras, fleeing poverty and violence.

And they've received some help along the way.

Over the past week Mexico and the US have stepped up security at the border, President Donald Trump deploying 6,000 troops to the area and suspending asylum for migrants who enter the US illegally.

Meanwhile, in Tijuana authorities have urged the migrants to head to shelters for their own safety. Migrants from Central America are met with angry protests in the Mexican border city of Tijuana. Demonstrators gathered on the streets Sunday demanding the migrants leave the country. The protests mark a shift in the way Mexican citizens have treated the migrants during their exhausting trek to the US. 

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