A second wave of illegal invaders has crossed into Mexico on Monday, some armed with bombs and guns. Hundreds of people in this new wave made the crossing, despite the huge police presence.
The new wave followed the same path as the first heading to the US border, crossing the river from Guatemala into Mexico. Once they reached the Mexican side, they were quickly surrounded by Mexican officials in riot gear.
Guatemala’s Interior Ministry said that the second group was responsible for wounding Guatemalan police officers and that they had been seen using children as human shields.
Mexican Interior Secretary, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, said that on the Mexican side the police and immigration officials were attacked with rocks, glass bottles and fireworks when the invaders broke through a gate. He also said some of the attackers carried guns and firebombs.