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Mexico asks US to investigate use of tear gas at border

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FILE PHOTO: Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, run from tear gas released by U.S border patrol, near the border fence between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana, Mexico, November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign ministry presented a diplomatic note to the US government on Monday calling for “a full investigation” into what it described as non-lethal weapons directed toward Mexican territory on Sunday, a statement from the ministry said.

US authorities shot tear gas canisters toward migrants in Mexico on Sunday near the border crossing separating the Mexican city of Tijuana from San Diego, California, after some of them attempted to cross into the United States.

More than 40 were arrested on the US side, US border authorities said, adding that none were believed to have successfully crossed further into Californian territory.

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