A new wave of possibly more than 60,000 migrants has left the city of Tapachula in southeastern Mexico on Thursday. The migrants are reportedly on their way to Mexico City, and then to the northern border.
As the above video shows, Mexican authorities made an attempt to stop them with agents in riot gear. However, they were severely outnumbered by the migrants, and didn't stand a chance. The Mexican police line broke within seconds, and the migrants streamed through largely unopposed after that.
Towards the end of the video, triumphant migrants can be heard chanting together "Si, se pudo!", which translates to "Yes, we could!" in English.
Despite surface appearances, the groups are very well organized. According to Fox News, "The caravan is not merely a group of migrants congregating together, organizers made migrants who wished to participate in the caravan to register with a QR code on their phones or a web link to participate."
Migrant organizer Irineo Mujica spoke with the press, saying perhaps surprisingly that many of the migrants would be happy to stay in Mexico, but authorities in that country don't want to make it happen:
"Money is not going to solve the problem, throwing it to governments like Mexico where they put people from the south border to the north border is not the solution."
"They should give them papers here, they should give them the opportunity to work here, because a lot of them don't want to go to the U.S., but the Biden administration, with this administration, it's like pulling them like cattle,"
"... We are asking the Mexican government to give them papers to have a choice [to stay] here, because Mexico is a good place to live, to work."
Once the migrants reach the US/Mexico border, it appears that there are plenty of gaps in the border wall which could possibly be used by migrants to surge through.
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