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24 Oct 2018 | 08:22 PM UTC

Tunisia: Riots at football match outside Tunis October 23

Tunisia News Alert

Unrest at football match in Radès (Ben Arous province) October 23; increased security measures anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/24/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Radès

Event

Police arrested 12 people after riots broke out during a football match between l'Espérance sportive de Tunis (EST) and the Angolan team Primeiro de Agosto, injuring at least 13 fans and 38 security guards, in Radès (Ben Arous province) on Tuesday, October 23. Riot police reportedly used tear gas to disperse violent crowds inside the venue after fans began throwing stones and charged the playing field at the Olympic Stadium of Radès.

Context

Violence and clashes between fans and security forces are common at football matches in Tunisia. In May 2018, 17 police officers were charged with the death of a football fan who died during a pursuit following a match at Radès Stadium.

Advice

Individuals in Tunisia are advised to avoid the vicinity of Radès Stadium on match days, avoid demonstrations, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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