- Riots: sub-Saharan African illegal migrants behind violent clashes in Tunis
- At least nine police officers, and four citizens were injured
- Up to 90 vehicles were badly damaged
Police broke up a riot that erupted this morning near the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in LAC I, Tunis, a police spokesman has confirmed.
At least nine police officers, and four citizens were injured, and over a 90 vehicles were badly damaged in the riot provoked by sub-Saharan African illegal migrants, police spokesman has said. Riots also affected some nearby residential buildings and boutiques.
According to available information, the riot broke out when some dozen illegal migrants tried to enter the UNHCR building by force.
The Ministry of Interior spokesman confirmed that UNHCR’s legal representative filed a case against the protesters on Tuesday morning in Lac 1, saying staff could no longer work at their building because of the threats.
There is no clear motive for the widespread destruction, but the scene echoes the damage done during riots in the Berges du Lac I neighborhood of Tunis today.