Tunisia SITREP: 18 October 2023 – 13:30

by | Oct 18, 2023 | Contingency

As of 13:30, 18 October 2023:


  • Numerous deaths and injuries at a Gaza hospital overnight have led to protests and demonstrations across the Middle East and North Africa, some of them turning violent.

In Tunisia…

  • Peaceful protests have been reported in nearly every major metropolitan area in Tunisia
  • Some protestors have begun to gather at the US Embassy in Lac II
  • Groups of student demonstrators were reported in Carthage
  • Thousands have gathered in downtown Tunis near the French Embassy on Avenue Habib Bourghiba
  • Limited confrontations with police have been noted. Instances of demonstrators throwing rocks and empty bottles at police were reported.
  • The frustration of demonstrators remains directed at Western powers supporting Israel with particular focus on France and America
  • The French flag was burned in downtown Tunis
  • Protestors have called for the expulsion of the ambassadors of countries supporting Israel


  • Demonstrators are currently concentrated in downtown Tunis
  • A smaller crowd at the US Embassy is growing
  • If demonstrations shift toward the US Embassy in the Lac II area, large scale traffic disruptions can be expected along the N9 and throughout Tunis


  • Limit movements in major urban centers
  • Avoid non-essential use of the N9 highway
  • Consider proactively retrieving children from schools
  • Avoid the downtown area of Tunis, including the French Embassy, Avenue Habib Bourghiba, Centreville, Bab Bhar, Lafayette, Belvedere
  • Avoid the US Embassy
  • Avoid crowds
  • Follow the instructions of police
  • Confirm communication plans and shelter-in-place plans
  • Maintain awareness of the environment via reliable information channels

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