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Tunisia riots see 3,300 holiday Brits set to fly home - mirror.co.uk: "protesters hurled rocks at police as the riots in Tunisia intens...
Tunisia riots see 3,300 holiday Brits set to fly home - mirror.co.uk: "protesters hurled rocks at police as the riots in Tunisia intensified yesterday.

The violence prompted travel firms First Choice and Thomas Cook to start flying home the 3,300 Britons holidaying there.

A total of 23 people have been reportedly killed in the chaos this week – though human rights groups fear the toll is 66.

Demonstrators have fought pitched battles with police, torched cars and pelted government buildings with missiles. They are furious at rising unemployment and claim ministers are corrupt.

Thomas Cook, which has 1,800 tourists in the troubled North African country, has now cancelled its next scheduled departures, due out tomorrow.

Advising Britons to board return flights, it said yesterday: “The well-being of our holiday-makers is our primary concern so we’ve taken the decision to bring them back to the UK as soon as we can.”

Some passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport last night said they were relieved to be home."

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