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© Photo: Mehdi Chebil

Video by Stephen Carroll

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-02-08

Tens of thousands of Tunisians attended the funeral of murdered opposition leader Chokri Belaid on Friday in a mass outpouring of grief marked by minor clashes as the flag-draped coffin made its way through the streets of Tunis.

  • Tens of thousands of Tunisians attended the funeral of murdered opposition leader Chokri Belaid on Friday.
  • Minor clashes between the mourners and the police broke out as the outspoken secular politician’s coffin was carried through the streets of Tunis.
  • Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali has reiterated his intention to form a new government of technocrats despite objections from sections of his Islamist Ennahda party.
  • Belaid’s family and friends have blamed Ennahda for the assassination, a charge the Islamist party denies. At the funeral, there were chants of, “The people want a new revolution,” and “Ghannouchi, take your dogs and leave,” – the latter aimed at veteran Ennahda leader, Rached Ghannouchi.
  • The country came to a virtual standstill after the powerful General Union of Tunisian Workers (UGTT) called a general strike, the first since the 2011 revolution.
  • By late Friday, the situation in the capital was under control after police blocked access to the main Avenue Habib Bourguiba following the funeral.
  • Follow the day’s events, as they happened, by clicking on the FRANCE 24 live blog below.

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Tunisia braces for day of mass protests. Feb. 8, 2013

Date created : 2013-02-08

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