Mexico migrant’s caravan make last stop to thank Virgin

April 9, 2018

A man, part of the the annual Stations of the Cross caravan march for migrants' rights, sits silently during a protest at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, Saturday, April 7, 2018. Mexico's capital is the final planned stop of the migrant caravan that left from the Mexico-Guatemala border late last month to draw attention to policies toward immigrants and refugees. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — About 600 remaining participants in the migrant caravan that drew President Donald Trump’s ire have made a last stop in Mexico City to give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe.

The migrants travelled by bus to the Basilica of Guadalupe, which is dedicated to Mexico’s patroness. The largely Honduran migrants gave thanks Monday to the Virgin for them having made it this far.

The caravan started about two weeks ago near Mexico’s southern border. Though it once numbered as many 1,500 migrants, the caravan itself was never intended to reach the U.S. border.

The largely symbolic caravan is held annually to draw attention to the dangers faced by migrants. The group plans a couple of days’ more activity in Mexico City, visiting international and human rights organizations.

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