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Tunisian holidaymakers say government is over reacting

Tunisian holidaymakers say government is over reacting Photo: ITV News

Holidaymakers returning from Tunisia this weekend have told ITV News the Government's advice to leave the African country immediately is an over-reaction. Many returning to Bristol Airport say they are angry at having their their trips cut short.

Tunisian holidaymakers say government is over reacting Credit: ITV News

The homecoming no-one expected. Of the 157 passengers returning on the Thomas Cook flight from Enfidha Airport only a quarter were scheduled to return to Bristol, most immediately boarding coaches for a long journey home.

The Government's evacuation has not only ended holidays but separating families. Ann-Marie Zouaoui had to leave her Tunisian husband behind:

It's two weeks since a lone Islamist gunman shot 38 people dead - 30 of them British on a beach in Sousse.

Tunisia declared a state of emergency and this week the British government told travellers to leave the country.

Holiday reps were at the airport today to offer advice for their customers. Taoufak Riabi is from Tunisia but now lives in Bristol. He fears for his native country:

Unlike Britain's arrival gates this weekend which will see more than 2,000 people returning home, many having had their holidays cut short.