The Mexican government has defended the country’s National Guard, whose soldiers fired tear gas at hundreds of migrants trying to cross from Guatemala into Mexico in order to travel to the U.S.
Interior Minister, Olga Sanchez Cordero said the soldiers had not exercised “repression”.
Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said they had been pelted with stones, but had nevertheless acted correctly, and that there had been no injuries.
About 3,300 mostly Honduran migrants reached the border on the weekend, in a caravan that had taken-off from northern Honduras earlier in the week.
Mexico refused to let them travel to the U.S.
The two countries agreed in June to stem migration, and Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government deployed thousands of soldiers for the purpose.