Video from the San Ysidro show law enforcement using tear gas and rubber bullets on unarmed groups with women and children
Jasmin Natalie posted a video to her Facebook of the tear gas and rubber bullets
Odilon Garcia posted a video showing some from the caravan trying to run across the border
On Sunday the decision was made to close the San Ysirdo port of entry
Instead of setting up a viable system for refugees from the Honduran caravans to apply for asylum — which is the proper legal protocol — the scene at the San Ysidro port of entry between Tijuana and San Diego has turned to chaos.
A video uploaded by Jasmin Natalie shows law enforcement firing tear gas and rubber bullets at the unarmed caravan that includes women and children. In Natalie’s video, children can be heard screaming and crying. As the video ends, a man is seen running while carrying a child as the group tries to get away from the incoming tear gas.
The caravan is under attack. Folks have been tear gassed and rubber bullets have been used towards the refugee caravan. You hear in the video someone screaming “please cover the children.” This is horrible.
Another video from Odilon Garcia shows a group from the caravan running across the border as two law enforcement officers in riot gear appear to be chasing the group with pepper spray. The scene at the border is an overall shit show due to poor planning all around.
US Customs and Borders Protection have decided to shut down roads and pedestrian bridges going both ways at the San Ysidro port of entry. San Ysidro is one of the largest land border crossings between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.
Around 500 migrants were heading towards the US border when the decision was made to close the port of entry. The crowds are reportedly made up of men, women and lots of children. The migrants were said to have overwhelmed federal and local Mexican police blockades before rushing towards the border wall.
San Diego KGTV’s Rina Nakano was livestreaming from the San Ysidro border when two loud bangs near the area. The bangs were believed to be either flash bangs or tear gas, but Nakano was too far away to be sure. Helicopters could be heard and seen in the background.