Violence mars funeral of slain Tunisian opposition leader




 
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Violence mars funeral of slain Tunisian opposition leader
 
February 8th, 2013  
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Violence mars funeral of slain Tunisian opposition leader
TUNIS (Reuters) - Police and mourners clashed at the mass funeral on Friday of secular opposition leader Chokri Belaid, whose assassination has plunged Tunisia deeper into political crisis. Braving chilly rain, at least 50,000 people turned out to honor Belaid in his home district of Jebel al-Jaloud in the capital, chanting anti-Islamist and anti-government slogans. It was Tunisia's biggest funeral since the death of Habib Bourguiba, independence leader and first president, in 2000. Violence erupted near the cemetery as police fired teargas at demonstrators who threw stones and set cars ...




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