Hundreds of residents in Tijuana, Mexico, protested Sunday against the Central American migrant caravan that began arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border town over the past week, KSWB-TV reported.
The locals gathered at the monument to Aztec ruler Cuauhtémoc where they chanted, "Out! Out!" in protest to the estimated 2,600 migrants who have caused the unrest since their arrival, The Associated Press reported.
"We don't want them in Tijuana," they shouted while waving Mexican flags, according to reports.
Since Thursday night, U.S. officials closed part of Friendship Park after people threw rocks from the Mexican side of the border at American officials, including San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott, according to KSWB.
"Due to unrest in this location, the area known as Friendship Circle has been closed to visitors until further notice," Border Patrol spokesman Ralph DeSio told the news station.
What else did residents say?
Santiago Alvarado, 29, told NBC News that the caravan was filled with MS-13 gang members and that the migrants aren't grateful to Mexico.
“They’re not thankful for what people have done for them," Alvarado told NBC. “This country is not yours."
Marco-Antonio Gonzalez, 47, whose sons are living in the U.S. as citizens, said he has seen the migrants throw out unwanted food and clothing that wasn't a name brand.
“I was born and raised in Tijuana,” he said. “The way this [caravan] was done was disrespectful. They cause trouble. We don’t know who they are.”