'Horrific': US Border Patrol agents whipped, rounded up migrants on horseback
Images of US Customs and Border Protection officers on horses, whipping migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad AcuÃ±a, Mexico has sparked a new row, with the White House calling the images 'horrific'. AP
The photos, which were captured over the weekend, showed US Border Patrol agents on horseback swinging lariats, a rope used by horse riders, while trying to block the passage of Haitian border-crossers. According to reports, some 13,000 mainly Haitian migrants have gathered in a makeshift camp under a bridge connecting Del Rio to Mexico's Ciudad AcuÃ±a on the US-Mexico border. AFP
Paul Ratje, a photographer, who was at the border, describing the scene said that the Haitians were quite scared. "The agents tried to block them, and then the one agent grabbed a man by his shirt and then kind of swung them around," said Ratje, who frequently covers border issues. "And I don't know what prompted that." AFP
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