By Houda Mzioudet
Tripoli, 9 July 2013.
The Tunisian consulate in Tripoli was evacuated last night, when it was attacked by an angry . . .[restrict]crowd. Security sources said the assailants were Libyans who had had their goods seized by Tunisian customs, on the grounds that they had been smuggled into the country.
The Libyans were demanding the return of their property and the money that they claimed was taken from them. No one as hurt in the consulate action and police made no arrests while dispersing the crowd.
Tunisians diplomats contacted by the Libya Herald failed to come back with details of the customs seizure that appears to have prompted last night’s protests.