On Sunday a large group of protesters rallied to say no to illegal immigration. But there was something different about this particular demonstration.
It was on the south side of the U.S.-Mexico border.
According to NPR, hundreds of people from Tijuana — just south of San Diego — rallied against the group of thousands of migrants from Central America and other places who are arriving at the U.S. border.
"We want the caravan to go; they are invading us. They should have come into Mexico correctly, legally, but they came in like animals," said protester Patricia Reyes.
"We don't want them in Tijuana," demonstrators shouted, according to Fox News. “Out! Out!”
Ralliers chanted “Viva Mexico!” and people held signs bearing messages like “No to the invasion, “Mexico first,” and “No illegals.”
“Our government has not taken control of these what we call ‘invasions,’” said one protester who was holding a Mexican flag.
“What Donald Trump said is true. It’s an invasion!” said another over a megaphone.
“Now they know how Americans feel all the time,” commented Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren.
But the protest took on a different tone than anti-illegal immigration protests in America as demonstrators clashed with police. According to CNN, the protesters were trying to march toward the stadium where 2,000 Central American migrants are staying but were stopped by authorities.
Protester Damarys Mondragón commented, "They come here demanding things. And here you do not come to demand, you come to ask with honesty and with humility. I think the solution is to take them all back to their countries. ... They should go back to their countries and make demands of their own government."
“The caravan is causing major problems, disruptions, and other issues in the city of Tijuana,” observed Jessica Vaughan Center for Immigration Studies during a Fox News interview. “They’re used to having migrants come there, but they’re not used to them being quite so disorderly and aggressive.”
“[The people of Tijuana are] fed up, and they have every right to be fed up,” Lahren told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” during an interview. “Any citizen of any nation should be upset and outraged when there’s an invasion by foreigners into their country — people that have no respect for the rule of law, for sovereignty, for borders.”
"Most of the caravan members are not women and children," U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials said on Monday afternoon, according to Fox News.
They added that there are more than 500 criminals in the caravan.