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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:50 AM

Tunisia mourns murdered politician Chokri Belaid

Source: BBC

Thousands of Tunisians have attended the funeral of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, who was killed on Wednesday by a gunman who fled on a motorcycle.

There were minor clashes as his coffin was carried through Tunis, but the event was largely peaceful.

Sporadic protests and clashes have been reported all around Tunisia, and many workers are observing a general strike.

Unions say the Islamist-led government is to blame for the killing, an accusation it denies.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21381617



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