Border controls failed to prevent more than 3,000 people from crossing from Honduras to Guatemala. The migrant caravan continued this Friday his efforts to reach the United States, breaking the two police lines at the El Florido customs post.
At the crossroads they some officers and protesters injured, after the clashes between police and migrants. The group outnumbered security officers at the two checkpoints in Honduras. The caravan of travelers sang the national anthem as they passed into Guatemalan territory.
In Guatemala the migrants arrived at the first police checkpoint and asked them to get organized. The agents informed them that they must register and show proof that they are not infected with Covid-19. In the second cordon, the international media found that there are tanks in support of safety.
The caravan is made up of men, women, girls and boys, who hope to continue this Saturday. TeleSur Channel reports that stones and sticks were thrown in the incidents in Honduras. The Guatemalan and Mexican authorities warned that will not allow irregular income.
At this time, Honduran migrants break a police fence at the El Florido customs office, Copan, Honduras, border with Guatemala, where most of the caravan went. The migrants were distributed in different border ports. Aguas Caliente is normal. pic.twitter.com/FItuYegCpg
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