By Eric London in the USA:
US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border
26 November 2018
A combined force of the US military and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pointed assault rifles and fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flash bang grenades at impoverished workers and their families yesterday. The crowd, which included many women and young children, attempted to cross the US-Mexico border between San Diego and Tijuana to apply for asylum.
US officials then closed the San Ysidro border crossing in both directions as families attempted to return from the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday shopping. The crossing is the busiest in the Western Hemisphere, used by 90,000 people per day.
The chaos of the crackdown produced scenes reminiscent of an active…
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