Peter Hasson, DCNF
Migrants staged a riot at an immigration station in Tapachula, Mexico early Wednesday morning, multiple Mexican media outlets 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.
— MVS Noticias (@MVSNoticias) April 11, 2019
Tapachula’s immigration station has been the site of ongoing protests from migrants and activists over alleged mistreatment and poor living conditions.
Another migrant protest in Tapachula reportedly turned violent on April 2.
Video from that protest aired by Mexican media shows migrants physically confronting authorities. A Mexican immigration official is seen using a chair to defend himself against a migrant man, who is wielding a chair of his own against the official.