3,000 migrants begin walk north from southern Mexico
April 24, 2023
TAPACHULA, Mexico - Around 3,000 migrants set out Sunday on what they call a mass protest procession through southern Mexico to demand the end of detention centers like the one that caught fire last month, killing 40 migrants.
The migrants started from the city of Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border. They say their aim is to reach Mexico City to demand changes in the way migrants are treated.
''It could well have been any of us,'' Salvadoran migrant Miriam Argueta said of those killed in the fire. ''In fact, a lot of our countrymen died. The only thing we are asking for is justice, and to be treated like anyone else.''