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In photos: Unrest at the US-Mexico border

A major port of entry in San Diego was closed for several hours on Sunday after a group of migrants on the Mexican side of the border rushed the area, leading US Border Patrol agents to fire tear gas at the group.

About 500 migrants overran Mexican police near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. As they tried to cross the border, agents on the US side deployed tear gas to disperse them. US Customs and Border Protection said the migrants threw rocks at Border Patrol agents, prompting agents to respond with tear gas because of the risk to their safety. Mexican and US authorities said several people were arrested on suspicion of attempting to cross the border illegally.

The incident marked an escalation of tensions that have been mounting since groups of Central American migrants began arriving in the Mexican border city, drawing protests and threats from US President Donald Trump to close the border. Meanwhile, Tijuana’s mayor and city residents have been calling for the migrants’ exit.

 

A migrant family from Honduras, hoping to reach the United States, runs from tear gas released by US Customs and Border Protection near the fence between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana on Sunday.

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Migrants cross the almost dry riverbed of the Tijuana River in an attempt to get to El Chaparral Port of Entry in Tijuana on Sunday.

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Migrants return to Mexico after US Customs and Border Protection deployed tear gas. The migrants were trying to illegally cross the border wall into the United States from Tijuana on Sunday.

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US Customs and Border Protection fire tear gas toward migrants at the border in Tijuana on Sunday.

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Migrants clash with Mexican police at the US-Mexico border after getting past another line of Mexican police in Tijuana on Sunday.

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A migrant covers his face near the El Chaparral border crossing after US Customs and Border Protection used tear gas to disperse a crowd on Sunday.

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Migrants climb over a fence as they try to reach the US-Mexico border in Tijuana on Sunday.

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A migrant covers his face as he runs from tear gas.

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Central American migrants are stopped by federal police officers near El Chaparral Port of Entry.

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A migrant, one of thousands traveling from Central America toward the United States, is pushed back as she attempts to break through a line of Mexican police to reach the border wall.

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People attempting to cross into the United States gather near their vehicles as the San Ysidro Port of Entry stands closed at the US-Mexico border on Sunday in Tijuana. Migrants circumvented a police blockade at another port of entry and US Customs and Border Protection temporarily closed the two crossings in response.

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A migrant woman helps carry a handmade US flag up the riverbank at the border after getting past Mexican police in Tijuana on Sunday.

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Migrants cross the Tijuana River to reach the border fence between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana.

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Three Honduran migrants huddle at the riverbank amid tear gas fired by US Customs and Border Protection.

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Migrants cross the nearly dry Tijuana River as they make their way around a police blockade toward the El Chaparral Port of Entry.

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Migrants run along the Tijuana River near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana on Sunday.

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Read more:https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/25/americas/gallery/migrant-border-1125/index.html

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