Angelina Jolie's Presence Almost Causes Tunisian Riot

April 5, 2011 By:
Angelina Jolie's Presence Almost Causes Tunisian Riot

After flying to Tunisia at the Libya border on Tuesday, Angelina Jolie nearly provoked a riot. Probably a bunch of people trying to get adopted.

A photographer told X17online, “The people were beyond excited to see her. There were thousands of refugees screaming her name and chanting. The crowd was closing in on her and her security detail; it was intense.”

Many Libyans recently fled to Tunisia to escape the violent punishment for protesting against leader Muammar Gaddafi. Jolie, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, visited Tunisia to speak with these refugees. Which I’m sure went something like:

JOLIE: What was it like in war-torn Libya? It must have been awful for you.

REFUGEE: Yeah…it was pretty bad, pretty bad. Homeless now. So uh… how’s that $56 million French Chateau working out? Y’all got a lotta room in there, huh?

In a statement on the U.N.’s website, Jolie said, “The international community has done well to reinforce Tunisia's remarkable relief effort. But with 2,000 people still crossing each day, we cannot let the funding dry up and we need to sustain the momentum."

Photo Credit: UNHCR