Tunisian Mourners, Police Clash at Opposition Leader Funeral

Thousands of people flocked to Tunis’s main cemetery, as they paid last respects to a leftist opposition politician who was assassinated earlier this week. Friday’s event was marred by violence as police fired tear gas and clashed with young protesters outside the cemetery. 

The cemetery was a sea of people who scaled walls and tombstones under rain and wind, straining for a glimpse of the funeral cortege of slain opposition leader Chokri Belaid.

Some sang Tunisia’s …