Tunisians protest closure of border with Libya

Tunisian security forces stand guard near the Ras Jedir border crossing with Libya near Ben Guerdane on March 22, 2016Tunisian security forces used tear gas on Monday against hundreds of people in the southern town of Ben Guerdane protesting against the closure of the border with Libya, officials said. “Around 1,000 people rallied outside local government offices and set tyres ablaze in protest against a Libyan decision to close the Ras Jedir border crossing,” interior ministry spokesman Yasser Mesbah said. Security forces fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, he added.

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