Posted on Tue Apr 5, 2011 09:34 AM PDT
Libyan refugees chanted "Angelina Jolie, we want to die for you!" as the actress made her way through the Shusha refugee camp in Tunisia today, an X17 photographer on the ground tells us.
Our photographer reports exclusively:
- "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."
The UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador was forced to cancel half of her visit for security reasons. The military was overwhelmed by the crowd and, seemingly, unprepared to protect Jolie sufficiently. Our photographer adds:
- When people found out Angelina was leaving early, they had mixed reaction. Some were upset but still enthusiastic to have her there. Angelina was forced to find shelter in a tent and she had to be protected by 30 military personal with machine guns. Angelina really took a risk by going all the way to the Libyan border."
We're told Jolie also had plans to visit an Moroccan hospital in Tunisia, but she was forced to cancel those plans for security reasons. She is already back in Tunis and will head back to Paris from there.
Photos and video coming soon ...
Stay tuned for more information on Angelina's humanitarian visit to the Libyan refugee camp in Tunisia.
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