Published On: Sun, Jun 28th, 2015 on 4:10 pm

Tunisians formed human shield to protect tourists

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A British survivor of the Tunisian hotel massacre has said brave Tunisians formed a human shield to protect the foreign tourists who were under attack.

John Yeoman, who was in a pool when he heard automatic gunfire, said the men in the background of a picture taken during the shooting were not stood watching the gunman.

Tunisia Hotel Massacre Human Shield

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According to John, they were actually trying to save people.

The 46 year-old transport worker described how the staff at the Bellevue hotel lined up to prevent killer gunman Seifeddine Rezgui from going into the hotel after he opened fire.

He also explained following press reports.

According to John, people formed a line and shouted: “We won’t let you through! You’ll have to go through us!”

The shooter turned and walked away.

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