Mexican Activist Says Authorities Hinder Migrant Protest

April 12, 2015 12:53 AM

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About 200 Central American migrants who were planning to take part in a traditional "Viacrucis" protest have been hemmed in by Mexican immigration checkpoints and threats to detain them, an activist said Saturday.

For several years, migrants have carried wooden crosses in protest marches around Easter week to illustrate their suffering at the hands of criminals and corrupt police.

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