Haitian Deportees Riot in Mexico

Haitian Deportees in Chiapas

On Saturday, a group of 116 Haitians, scheduled for deportation and on board a Boeing 727 in Tapachula, Chiapas, rioted and attempted to flee before the plane’s departure.

The flight was delayed for four hours while Mexican police and national guardsmen subdued the rioters. Eventually, 81 of the Haitians were returned to Haiti, while the remainder were re-arrested and taken to a migratory station in nearby Villa Comatitlán, where their status is uncertain. Thirty Haitians were injured in the riot and 10 police. One Haitian required hospitalization.

For more, see El Sol de Mexico (in Spanish).

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