Rihanna has accused the United States of terrorism after Border Patrol agents released tear gas onto a crowd of migrants – many of whom were crying children – at the Mexican border on Sunday.
The 30-year-old Barbadian singer took to Instagram, writing next to a picture tweet that announced the tear gas incident: ‘terrorism’.
Mexican correspondent for the Associated Press, Chris Sherman, said in the tweet: ‘US Border Patrol has just launched tear gas into Mexico.
‘Breeze carrying it hundreds of yards. Parents running away with choking toddlers. #migrantcaravan.’
Rihanna has accused the United States of terrorism after the tear gas incident on Sunday
The 30-year-old Barbadian singer took to her Instagram page, writing next to a picture tweet that announced the tear gas incident: ‘terrorism’
US officials reportedly made 69 arrests on Sunday. At least 39 of them took place in Mexico as agents released mase to repel the crowd of migrants.
On Monday, President Trump defended the use of tear gas and urged Mexican officials to get a handle on their ‘flag waving migrants’.
Trump tweeted out on Monday: ‘Mexico should move the flag waving migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries.’
Officials have estimated as many as 500 of the migrants, mostly men, are criminals, but have not backed up their reasoning.
Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, run from tear gas released by US border patrol, near the border fence between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana, Mexico, November 25, 2018
Maria Lila Meza Castro (C), a 39-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, runs away from tear gas with her five-year-old twin daughters at the border in Tijuana on November 25, 2018
Migrants return to Mexico after being hit by tear gas by US CBP after attempting to illegally cross the border wall into the United States in Tijuana on November 25, 2018
A migrant man covers his face after being affected by tear gas Monday near the border
Mexican police run as they try to keep migrants from getting past the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, near San Ysidro, Californi
Trump added in his tweet: ‘Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!’
Some critics denounced the border agents’ use of tear gas as overkill – but the president defied.
‘They were being rushed by some very tough people and they used tear gas,’ Trump said Monday.
‘Here’s the bottom line: Nobody is coming into our country unless they come in legally.’
On Monday, President Trump defended the use of tear gas and urged Mexican officials to get a handle on their ‘flag of waving migrants’
Trump tweeted out Monday: ‘Mexico should move the flag waving migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries’