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Migrant melee in Mexico: Caravaners clash with national guard

The Mexican National Guard rounded up hundreds of Central American migrants on Thursday as they walked north along a highway toward Tapachula after crossing the Suchiate River from Guatemala.

Waves of migrants that washed across the river throughout the week were mostly apprehended by guardsmen along the north bank, but on Thursday hundreds gathered before daylight to try a different route across a deeper stretch near a commercial bridge, upriver from the Mexican authorities.

By early morning, about 800 migrants were walking north along a rural highway carrying Honduran and U.S. flags with the National Guard closely following the group.

The caravan stopped for free tamales from locals and aid workers passed out asylum paperwork. Eventually the group came to rest at a shaded crossroads, The Associated Press reports.

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