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Relatives of slain opposition leader Chokri Belaid leave the house of his father while carrying the coffin prior to his funeral in Tunis, Friday. Tunisia braced for clashes on Friday, with the capital shut down by a general strike and the army deployed for Belad’s funeral.

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Tunisia buries politician as crisis deepens

The funeral of an assassinated leftist politician drew hundreds of thousands of mourners chanting anti-government slogans to the Tunisian capital Friday — as well as gangs of armed youths who smashed cars and clashed with police just outside the cemetery.

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