22 security guards hurt in pitch invasion

August 19, 2012
By Associated Press

SOUSSE, Tunisia -- Tunisian police say 22 security guards have been injured after the home fans of Etoile du Sahel threw projectiles and invaded the soccer field during a top-flight league match.

The trouble started when Esperance de Tunis scored to go up 2-0 in the 70th minute of the match Saturday night. Police responded with tear gas and the game was abandoned after the incident.

Tunisian police said Sunday that some of the guards had been seriously injured.