Tunisia to bury murdered opposition leader

Murdered opposition leader Chokri Belaid will be buried in Tunisia's capital Tunis today.

Mr Belaid, a lawyer and secular political figure, who was shot by a gunman as he left home for work on Wednesday.

The murder of Chokri Belaid sparked protests across the country Credit: Reuters

His assassination sparked mass protests and there are fears that tensions could lead to violent clashes.

Unions have also called a general strike in response to the killing.