Hundreds of extra police sent by Tunisian law enforcement agencies to protect tourist beaches failed to show up, leading to embarrassing exchanges when the interior minister made a tour of inspection.
“We had agreed to protect the beaches. Where are the agents tasked with security on the beaches?” the minister, Najem Gharsalli, was heard saying to a security official during an inspection of Hammamet, Tunisia’s best-known resort.
Not exactly comforting…
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