Pop star Rihanna on Sunday night responded to reports that the U.S. Border Patrol fired tear gas at migrants, calling it an act of “terrorism.”
She posted an Instagram drawing attention to a report that that U.S. Border Patrol had “just launched tear gas into Mexico.”
“Breeze carrying it hundreds of yards,” read the tweet from an Associated Press reporter that Rihanna screenshotted. “Parents running away with choking toddlers.”
“Terrorism,” Rihanna captioned the Instagram.
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U.S. agents fired tear gas on Sunday afternoon as dozens of migrants sought to breach the border between Tijuana and California. Multiple outlets reported that children were caught in the crosshairs.
Immigration activists and Democrats have been criticizing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) over its use of force, posting photos and videos of adults clutching children tightly as they ran from the spreading tear gas.