Tunisians March Against Terrorism As 15 Britons Confirmed To Be Among Beach Attack Dead

Tunisians March Against Terrorism

Tunisians have marched in Sousse in protest at the terrorist attack that killed 38 people, including 15 Britons.

The crowd gathered late on Saturday near one of the hotels the gunman attacked, carrying signs condemning terrorism and the flag of their country and the British flag.

The British death toll is still expected to rise. Yesterday, it was increased from five to eight, but by late afternoon it had reached 15, with Foreign Minister Tobias Ellwood saying he expects the number to rise further.

Mr Ellwood called the attack "most significant attack on the British people" since 7/7 10 years ago.

March against terror attack in Sousse

Tunisian PM Habib Essid earlier told a news conference that the "majority" of victims were British.

Kalashnikov-wielding student Seifeddine Rezgui targeted western tourists as he terrorised the popular resort.

His killing spree on the beach at the RIU Imperial Marhaba and the RIU Bellevue ended when he was shot dead by police. A bomb was found on his body.

The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice to warn that further terrorist attacks in Tunisia are possible and urged people to be vigilant.

One of the British victims was named as Adrian Evans, who worked for Sandwell Council in the West Midlands as a manager in the gas services department.

The council leader Darren Cooper said: "Adrian Evans was a very popular and long-serving employee who was manager of our gas services team.

"We are absolutely devastated for Adrian's family, friends and colleagues, and our thoughts are with them and all those affected by this tragedy."

Tourists arrive at the Enfidha International airport to leave the country after the terrorist attack

Joel Richards, reported to be Mr Evans's nephew, was also named as a victim and Birmingham County FA said he was an active member of its youth council.

In a statement, it said: "A young, talented referee with the world at his feet, he was highly thought-of and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this tragic time."

He is thought to have been a student at the University of Worcester.

Birmingham-based Gaelic football club James Connolly's GFC also paid tribute to Mr Richards, tweeting that the club was "devastated" to learn of his death.

They said he was an "exceptionally-talented footballer" who represented both club and county "with conviction" on numerous occasions.

Mr Richards's 16-year-old brother Owen is reported to have survived the attack.

The Daily Mail reported he had tended to a wounded woman despite losing family members, calling him a "boy hero of murder beach".

It reported he was grazed by the bullet that killed his uncle.

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