Mexican authorities expressed concern about the riots on the border with the United States and called on the authorities of this country to investigate the circumstances of the use of non-lethal weapons by American security forces. This is stated in a statement released by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Mexico.
“The foreign Ministry [of Mexico] sent today a diplomatic note to the U.S. Embassy in connection with the events that occurred on November 25 on the border between Tijuana and San Diego,-stated in the text of the document. – It contained a request to the US authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the events in which the United States in the direction of Mexico was used non-lethal weapons”. The Mexican foreign Ministry also expressed interest in continuing “close cooperation” with the United States in the field of migration.
On Sunday, November 25, about 500 immigrants from Central America tried to break from Tijuana to the United States. American security forces used tear gas against them. Later that day, the Mexican authorities announced that they would not deploy Armed forces at the border, but would increase security there, as well as deport those migrants who resorted to violence and participated in riots at the border.
According to official data, in the areas of the cities of Mexico and Tijuana in the state of Northern Baja California in Mexico are a little more than 7.4 thousand participants of the caravan of migrants from Central America. Dissatisfied with the mass arrival of migrants residents of Tijuana held a protest against their presence in the city on November 18.