Migrants from the Central American caravan camped out at the U.S.-Mexican border have launched a three-day hunger strike to protest the Mexican police blocking their way north.
Members of the thousands-strong caravan began arriving at the border earlier this month and are camped out in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, California.
This Hunger Strike is just the latest in the caravan’s attempt to infiltrate the United States.
A 22-year-old Honduran migrant told Reporters Thursday the group’s 72-hour-or-so hunger strike aims to draw attention to the standoff at the border.
“What the police are doing is unfair. The truth is we are fighting for our rights,” Gerson Madrid said. “Why are [the police] treating us like this if we’re not causing them or the Mexican people any trouble?”