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Guatemala: Grieving relatives bury migrant shot by US border patrol03:08

Guatemala: Grieving relatives bury migrant shot by US border patrol

Guatemala, Quetzaltenango
June 3, 2018 at 04:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Mourners attended the funeral of 20-year-old Claudia Gomez, who was shot dead by Texas border patrol while trying to illegally enter the United States, in her home town of Quetzaltenango on Saturday.

People could not hold back the tears, as the coffin carrying Claudia's body was laid to rest at the local cemetery.

Human rights activist Rosalina Tuyuc blamed US President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration. "I believe that President Trump's policy is an inhumane policy, it is a policy that shows a lack of sensitivity for all those workers leaving their country behind looking for an opportunity for economic prosperity."

Claudia was shot in head US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agent in Rio Bravo on the May 23, three weeks after she left home, while trying to cross the border with the group of migrants. The circumstances of the incident are not yet disclosed.

Guatemala: Grieving relatives bury migrant shot by US border patrol03:08
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Mourners attended the funeral of 20-year-old Claudia Gomez, who was shot dead by Texas border patrol while trying to illegally enter the United States, in her home town of Quetzaltenango on Saturday.

People could not hold back the tears, as the coffin carrying Claudia's body was laid to rest at the local cemetery.

Human rights activist Rosalina Tuyuc blamed US President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration. "I believe that President Trump's policy is an inhumane policy, it is a policy that shows a lack of sensitivity for all those workers leaving their country behind looking for an opportunity for economic prosperity."

Claudia was shot in head US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agent in Rio Bravo on the May 23, three weeks after she left home, while trying to cross the border with the group of migrants. The circumstances of the incident are not yet disclosed.

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