Guatemalan Official: Caravan Used Babies, Women, Elderly as ‘Human Shields’

“These caravans as you have seen from different videos, it was a very, very big group of over 3,000 people. And Guatemalan security forces, let me say really quickly, we put over 2,000 police officers and close to 1,000 military.”  “Yeah, But you couldn’t hold them back, Mr. Secretary,” Host Laura Ingraham interrupted.  “We tried very hard, as you could have seen in the videos,” Duarte responded. “The issue is that these people put babies, women and the elderly at the front, almost like human shields, so when they started pressing them against our security personnel we had to do all our best to protect their lives,” Duarate said.  Read more: