Police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters in front of the Constituent Assembly in Tunisia, Reuters have reported.
A bomb in a police car exploded this morning in the Tunisian capital of Tunis hours before the funeral of assassinated secular opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi, a spokesman at the Interior Ministry said.
There were no casualties from the blast near a police station in the residential La Goulette district, Mohammad Ali Aroui said.
One man was killed in violent protests in the southern Tunisian city of Gafsa, two days after the assassination of a secular opposition figure, according to Reuters.
It was the first death in protests since demonstrations erupted after the assassination of Mohamed Brahmi on Thursday.
Thousands of anti-government protesters also massed in the capital on Friday, while shops and banks closed their doors and all flights in and out of the country were cancelled.
All flights to and from Tunisia will be cancelled tomorrow a spokesperson for the civil aviation office has confirmed to Reuters.
Earlier the state airline Tunisair cancelled its flights.
Tunisian police have fired teargas to disperse protesters in front of the interior ministry in Tunis, Reuters reports.
Tunisair will cancel all flights into and out of Tunisia tomorrow after the country's largest trade union called a general strike in protest at the assassination of opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi. A statement from the state-owned company said:
All flights to and from Tunisia on Friday will be cancelled.
Tunisia's largest labour organisation, the UGTT, said it would hold a general strike tomorrow to protest against the assassination of opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi, officials said. Sami Tahri, a UGTT spokeman said:
"The executive office of the UGTT decided to go on general strike ... it will be a political strike in defence of Tunisia and to protest at this new political assassination."
A general strike was held on February 8 this year, two days after the assassination of the secular opposition figure Chokri Belaid.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Sidi Bouzid, the birthplace of the Tunisian revolution, after the assassination of a leading opposition politician. Resident Mehdi Horchani described said there were a number of road blocks and protests taking place across the city.
People are very angry. Thousands have taken to the streets, people have blocked roads and set tyres alight.
Tunisia’s Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali has told reporters he has quit, according to Reuters.
Protesters and police clashed in Tunisia today in scenes reminiscent of the revolution that sparked uprisings across the region.
The violence followed the funeral of opposition figure Chokri Belaid, who was assassinated outside his home on Wednesday.