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Video Shows Massive Caravan Heading Towards The US Clashing With Guatemalan Troops


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Thousands of migrants from Honduras who are making their way to the United States clashed with Guatemalan troops on Friday.

It’s estimated that over 8,000 migrants made their way into Guatemala but they weren’t met with open arms.

Videos have shown that the massive migrant caravan was met by the Guatemala National Guard and police force.

Take a look:

The New York Post covered the clashes:

Clashes broke out Friday night between migrants and Honduran security forces, as the caravan of illegal travelers attempted to cross the border into Guatemala.

Guatemalan authorities have detained hundreds of Honduran migrants from the caravan including families with young children, though thousands of others were able to breach border security and continue their march northward, Reuters reported.

“We are going to leave the country, to ask for help wherever they receive us,” one migrant told The Associated Press.

Some 6,500 souls are on the move, fleeing poverty and political corruption in the hope of ultimately finding a better life in the United States.

CNN reported on the story too:

An estimated 7,000 to 8,000 US-bound migrants have entered Guatemala from Honduras since Friday, a spokesman for Guatemala’s official immigration agency, Alejandra Mena, told CNN on Saturday.

Thousands of people are joining the US-bound groups to flee a life of poverty and violence. Two devastating hurricanes struck the region late last year, exacerbating the economic strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

A video captured by CNN on Saturday showed a large group of people pushing past a cordon of Guatemalan soldiers to gain access to highways traveling to Mexico. Authorities estimated nearly 3,500 people made it pass the cordon.



 

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