US warns travelers of violence in Tunisia
“The United States warned Americans on Thursday about the risk of violence during demonstrations in Tunisia, advising against nonessential travel to the north African country.
The Department of State’s travel alert warned of ‘intensifying political and social unrest’ including clashes between protesters and police that have resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.
‘The unrest has recently spread to Tunis and all major cities, including popular tourist destinations,’ the travel alert said.
‘While these disturbances appear to be triggered by economic concerns, and not to be directed toward Westerners, US citizens are urged to remain alert to local security developments and to be vigilant regarding their personal security,’ the alert continued. “