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teleSUR's correspondent in Honduras, Gilda Silvestrucci, reported that the police assaulted and fired tear gas against hundreds of migrants on Monday afternoon, including women and children, which is a significant violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Guatemalan National Civil Police attacked on Monday the caravan of more than 9.000 Honduras. The security forces tried to forcibly disperse the migrants on their way to the United States.
teleSUR correspondent in Honduras Gilda Silvestrucci reported that the police hit and fired tear gas against hundreds of migrants on Monday afternoon, including women and children, which is a significant violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
"No, it's not a war. It's the Guatemalan military ready for anything against Honduran migrants. Thousands of kids, from one-month-old babies to children with illnesses, but it is important to look good for the US. And the UN and UNICEF? Increasingly distanced from the children" https://t.co/knxcVNKwyV
Local media outlets report that over 500 members of the police and the army evacuated the road in Vado Hondo, Chiquimula department, near the Honduras border, where migrants have been stranded since Saturday. Nonetheless, the migrants refuse to go back to Honduras as they made white flags out of their clothes and ask Guatemalan authorities to let them advance peacefully.
The Honduran government asked the Guatemalan authorities for an explanation after such repression. Meanwhile, the Mexican ambassador in Guatemala, Gerardo Simon, said that over 15 thousand soldiers and about three thousand agents of the National Institute of Migration await the migrant caravan upon their arrival in Mexico.
#FromTheSouth News Bits | As 3,000 Hondurans join the migrant caravan headed to the US, the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras signed an agreement with the United States to criminalize and prevent the arrival of these victims of violence, poverty and exclusion. pic.twitter.com/3s33ZFTBYq