Migrant Caravan Tears Down Gate, Rushes Toward Mexico to Reach America

Alex Hall | October 19, 2018
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According to NBC Los Angeles, migrants stampeded through a border gate in order to continue their quest to illegally get across the border into America,

Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory Friday, defying Mexican authorities' entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation.

Arriving on the Mexican side of a border bridge, they were met by a phalanx of police with riot shields. About 50 managed to push their way through before officers unleashed pepper spray and the rest retreated.

The gates were closed again, and a federal police officer used a loudspeaker to address the masses, saying, 'We need you to stop the aggression.'

Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray does not seem intimidated by President Trump's hawkish statements about using military force to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, saying he only made the threat for the sake of political theatre to rally his base before the Midterm elections.

"Before taking decisions of that kind," Videgaray suggested, "there would be many people in the United States ... who would consider the consequences."