TOPSHOT - Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- run along the Tijuana River near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, near US-Mexico border, after the US border patrol threw tear gas from the distance to disperse them after an alleged verbal dispute, on November 25, 2018. - US officials closed the San Ysidro crossing point in southern California on Sunday after hundreds of migrants, part of the "caravan" condemned by President Donald Trump, tried to breach a fence from Tijuana, authorities announced. (Photo by GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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.