|dethalternate||Date: Friday, 08-February-2013, 6:36 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Thousands of mourners have turned out in Tunis for the funeral of the assassinated opposition politician Chokri Belaid, amid a general strike in protest at the murder.
His supporters chanted slogans attacking the Ennahda party they blame for Wednesday's killing, and they vowed to continue the struggle against the ruling Islamists.
The assassination of an opposition leader has thrown Tunisia into the grip of its worst political crisis since the 2011 revolution.
Chokri Belaid was shot as he left home for work on February 6 by a gunman who fled on a motorcycle.
So far no-one has claimed responsibility for the killing but that has not stopped many people throwing accusations at ruling Islamist party Ennahda, of whom Belaid was a staunch opponent.