Migrants injured after clashes with National Guard troops in southern Mexico

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Migrants remainder successful a nationalist quadrate arsenic they instrumentality portion successful a caravan heading to Mexico City, successful Pijijiapan, Mexico November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

MEXICO CITY, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Dozens of migrants traveling northbound to Mexico City clashed with the National Guard successful the confederate authorities of Chiapas connected Thursday, adjacent to wherever a Cuban nationalist was killed connected Sunday by the militarized constabulary force.

The radical of mostly Central American women and children resumed their travel connected Monday successful the Pijijiapan municipality of Chiapas, aft fatigue and illnesses among immoderate members prompted a 2 time break.

"There are 2 injured migrants, they were severely beaten. The officers tried to situation them with their shields," Luis Garcia, who helped signifier the migrant caravan, told Reuters implicit the phone.

"Everything was chaotic. It's not close that the authorities support acting this way. Despite each the repression we're not going to stop," Garcia said, adding that authorities had escorted distant migrants successful astatine slightest 4 buses.

The National Guard did not instantly respond to a petition for comment.

National Guard troops, who donned helmets and riot shields, confronted migrants, according to images connected societal media. Other videos shared with Reuters showed respective migrants being detained by National Migration Institute agents.

The National Migration Institute besides did not instantly respond to a petition for comment.

The clashes occurred adjacent to wherever a Cuban migrant was shot dormant by the National Guard portion 4 others were wounded by National Guard officers aboriginal connected Sunday successful an country wherever a caravan of migrants was heading towards the U.S. border.

About 3,000 radical acceptable disconnected connected ft past period from the Mexican metropolis of Tapachula connected the Guatemalan border. Many person rejected visas offered by Mexico, saying they distrust the authorities.

Reporting by Jose Torres and Lizbeth Diaz; Writing by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Aurora Ellis

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