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Guatemalan police dismantle caravan headed for United States

Added 01-18-21 07:50:02pm EST - “"...some migrants have agreed to be bused back to the Honduran border."” - Hotair.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “Guatemalan police dismantle caravan headed for United States”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Yesterday, Karen wrote about the latest migrant caravan which had come from Honduras and broken through the border with Guatemala. Here’s one of the showdowns between the caravan and Guatemalan police:

Guatemalan troops try to stop the migrant caravan. I can only imagine the scene at our southern border in the weeks to come. pic.twitter.com/1kAbv1UI7E

A steep mountain and tall wall flanking the rural highway have allowed Guatemalan authorities to bottle up the group that had numbered about 2,000 when it pushed into Guatemala Friday night.

Their ranks have reduced through attrition as some migrants have agreed to be bused back to the Honduran border. A Guatemalan official repeated that offer Monday morning, telling the migrants they had buses at the ready for those who wanted to return to Honduras. A smaller number have been forcefully sent back after scuffling with authorities who held their line with baton strikes and tear gas.

A breakaway group of nearly 1,000 made it farther up the road but they are also blocked now. Video of the standoff shows that earlier today some trucks became involved:

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