Migrants congregating at an immigration station in Tapachula staged a riot early Wednesday. (The Daily Caller)
The group of migrants, mostly from Cuba and Africa, staged the riot to prevent authorities from carrying out deportations, Mexican media outlets Noticias MVS, Milenio and Reforma reported.
The migrants reportedly ransacked the building and set some documents on fire before authorities were able to regain control.
Video from the riot’s aftermath shows authorities milling around outside the building, trying to corral the migrant population.
Tapachula, a city of some 320,000, rests on the Pacific Ocean near Guatemala – making it ground zero in the ongoing immigration crisis.
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