Tunisian protesters take to streets after shooting

Thousands of protesters, angered at the killing of opposition politician Chokri Belaid, gathered across Tunisia today.

Despite calls for calm from the authorities, 8,000 protesters massed outside the Interior Ministry in Tunis calling for the fall of the government, while thousands more demonstrated in cities including Mahdia, Sousse, Monastir and Sidi Bouzid.

There were reports that Tunisian police fired teargas to disperse protesters demonstrating in the capital.

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Funeral for Tunisian politician

Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a prominent Tunisian politician. Shokri Belaid was a leading secular opponent of the Islamist-led government in the country.