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Funeral for Tunisian opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi

A state funeral has been held for Tunisian opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi, who was shot dead on Thursday by gunmen in the capital, Tunis.

His death has sparked some unrest, with one person dying overnight in clashes in the southern town of Gafsa, and earlier on Saturday a police officer was injured by an explosion outside a police station in Tunis.

After the funeral ceremony, anti- and pro-government demonstrators gathered outside parliament buildings in central Tunis, with reports suggesting police used tear gas to disperse them.

BBC Arabic's Nahed Abouzaid said the Tunisian authorities had promised protesters they would be allowed to rally as long as they did so peacefully.

  • 27 Jul 2013
  • From the section Africa
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