Tunisian border officials are struggling to process crowds of Libyans and foreign migrant workers who are desperate to escape the unrest in Libya. Soldiers fired into the air on Tuesday in an effort to disperse a wave of would-be entrants.
REUTERS - Soldiers fired into the air in an effort to subdue a wave of Egyptian labourers desperate to escape Libya on Tuesday, as the refugee crisis created by the rebellion against Muammar Gaddafi escalated.
Foreigners flee Libyan unrest
Tunisian officials were processing entrants as fast as they could, as medics plucked fainting men from the heaving mass sweeping over the chest-high steel gate.
Is Gaddafi living up to his nickname of "mad dog of the Middle East"?
Date created : 2011-03-01