PressTV-US border agents again use tear gas to repel migrants

US border agents have once again fired tear gas canisters to deter Central American migrants from crossing the US-Mexico border, news agencies report.

The Associated Press (AP) said US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents launched at least three volleys of tear gas onto the Mexican side of the border near Tijuana’s beach in the early hours of Tuesday.

The attack on New Year’s Eve reportedly affected families including men, women and children who arrived last month with a migrant caravan that set out from Honduras.

Reuters said clouds of the noxious gas could be seen around the border fence, adding that one migrant picked up a canister and threw it back across the border into US territory.

A Central American migrant throws back a tear gas bomb after US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hurl tear gas onto the Mexican side of the fence in Tijuana, Mexico, January 1, 2019. (Photo by Reuters)

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