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Tunisia Becomes A Rourke’s Drift For Britons And Swedish Boar Hunters: Gays Go Free

by | 17th, January 2011

TUNISIA is having a Rourke’s Drift moment as the Mail yells:

“1,500 Britons facing machete mob”

And not just machetes:

“Those who managed to take coaches to the airport ran the gauntlet of screaming thugs banging on the doors with nail-studded clubs”

It’s scary stuff. But no Briton has been harmed in the troubles. The Mirror says:

It is thought expats and independent travellers are the only Brits left.

And Tunisia was billed as pretty dangerous before the trouble began. This on the FCO website:

There is a general threat from terrorism in Tunisia. Attacks cannot be ruled out and could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by British expatriates and foreign travellers.

Oh, and in post-Revolution Tunisia: Homosexuality is illegal .” As it was in those safe days before the revolution.

Still, it’s still got

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